I need to know how to calculate the degree of an angle based on two ordered pairs x1, y1, x2, y2
x1 = 100
y1 = 100
x2 = 300
y2 = 300
How do I calculate the degrees??
Thanks,
Allen
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I need to know how to calculate the degree of an angle based on two ordered pairs x1, y1, x2, y2
x1 = 100
y1 = 100
x2 = 300
y2 = 300
How do I calculate the degrees??
Thanks,
Allen
Do you want angle a?
If so then you're looking for slope in degrees form.Code:/\

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It just so happens that the slope equals the tangent of angle a, so all you need to do is calculate the $\displaystyle \tan^{1}$ of the slope.
For instance, your slope is 1, so the angle is: $\displaystyle \tan^{1}(1)=45^{\circ}$