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How to Use Excel DEGREES Function?

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DEGREES Function

Microsoft Excel is a powerful data visualization and analysis program used worldwide. It helps to perform mathematical calculations on your PC. Sometimes, we use radian values for our work and want to convert them into degrees. Doing this manually will be difficult for everyone. So, we suggest you use the DEGREES function for converting the radians on your worksheet.

In this article, we will see the Excel DEGREES Function with its syntax, description, and examples. Let’s get into this article!! Get an official version of MS Excel from the following link:

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Excel DEGREES Function

Description of DEGREES Function

  • It is one of the built-in functions in Microsoft Excel.
  • This function converts the radians into degrees form in Excel.
  • For example, DEGREES(PI()) will return 180.


  • Here, you will see the syntax of the DEGREES function.
  • To apply this function on your spreadsheet, you have to select a cell and enter the formula in the following format.
  • Once you enter the formula, just click on the Enter button to get the result.


Parameter Description

Angle – The angle in radians that you want to convert into degrees.


From the above image, you can understand that the radian values are converted into degree value, and represented in a graphical structure.  If the radian value is zero and the corresponding degree value is also zero and if the radian value is 6.283 and its degree value is 360°

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1) If the argument is a non-numeric value (letters and special characters) and then it returns #VALUE! Error.
2) To convert the degrees into radians, you can use the RADIANS function.

Practical Examples

Let’s see an example to know how DEGREES Function works in the Excel spreadsheet.

  • Initially, you have to open your Excel workbook on your PC and launch a worksheet that has data.
  • You can see the input angles (in radians) are listed in Column A.
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Input Range
  • Then, you have to enter the formula in the cell as shown below to get the result.
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Enter the formula
  • After entering the formula, you need to click the Enter button to get the output, as shown below. You can drag down the cell to fill the remaining cells.

Input that Causes Error

  • If the argument is a non-numeric value (letters and special characters) and then it returns #VALUE! Error.


In this article, you can learn the usage of Excel DEGREES Function with its syntax, description, and examples. Drop your feedback in the below comment section. To learn more about Excel functions, then visit our webpage

Video Tutorial

The following video will show you how to apply the DEGREES function in the worksheet.

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