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How to convert degrees to radians. Use the interactive display. Change the value of the angle in degrees and then this will be converted to radians.


Radians and degrees are two alternative units for measuring angle. There are 360 degrees or 2 \pi radians in a full turn. The radian measure is used at advanced level and beyond in mathematics through out calculus (differentiation and integration).
360 \text{ degrees} = 2\pi \text{ radians}

1 \text{ degree} = \displaystyle \frac{\pi}{180} \text{ radians}

1 \text{ radian} = \displaystyle \frac{180}{\pi} \text{ degrees}

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This question appears in the following syllabi:

SyllabusModuleSectionTopicExam Year
AP Calculus AB (USA)1TrigonometryRadians-
AP Calculus BC (USA)1TrigonometryRadians-
AQA A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)C2TrigonometryRadians-
AQA A2 Maths 2017Pure MathsTrigonometry and RadiansRadians-
AQA AS/A2 Maths 2017Pure MathsTrigonometry and RadiansRadians-
CBSE XI (India)Sets and FunctionsTrigonometric FunctionsRadians-
CCEA A-Level (NI)C2TrigonometryRadians-
CIE A-Level (UK)P1TrigonometryRadians-
Edexcel A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)C2TrigonometryRadians-
Edexcel A2 Maths 2017Pure MathsUsing RadiansRadians-
Edexcel AS/A2 Maths 2017Pure MathsUsing RadiansRadians-
I.B. Higher Level3TrigonometryRadians-
I.B. Standard Level3TrigonometryRadians-
Methods (UK)M2TrigonometryRadians-
OCR A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)C2TrigonometryRadians-
OCR A2 Maths 2017Pure MathsRadiansRadians-
OCR MEI A2 Maths 2017Pure MathsRadiansRadians-
OCR-MEI A-Level (UK - Pre-2017)C2TrigonometryRadians-
Pre-Calculus (US)C4TrigonometryRadians-
Pre-U A-Level (UK)2TrigonometryRadians-
Scottish (Highers + Advanced)HM1TrigonometryRadians-
Scottish HighersM1TrigonometryRadians-
Universal (all site questions)TTrigonometryRadians-
WJEC A-Level (Wales)C2TrigonometryRadians-