# Convert from radian to degrees?

• Jan 4th 2011, 12:15 PM
homeylova223
17.5 I know to convert to degrees you must multiply time (180 degrees/pi) But I am not sure how to do this.
• Jan 4th 2011, 12:20 PM
e^(i*pi)
Multiply your two numbers together to get the value in degrees
• Jan 4th 2011, 12:40 PM
masters
Hi homeylova223,

Some examples might help:

[1] $\displaystyle \text{Convert }\frac{2\pi}{3} \text{ radians to degree measure.}$

$\displaystyle \frac{2\pi}{3}=\frac{2\pi}{3} \times \frac{180^{\circ}}{\pi}=120^{\circ}$

[2] $\displaystyle \text{Convert }17.5 \text{ radians to degree measure.}$

$\displaystyle 17.5 \times \frac{180}{\pi}=\frac{3150}{\pi}\approx 1002.7^{\circ}$

• Jan 4th 2011, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by homeylova223
17.5 I know to convert to degrees you must multiply time (180 degrees/pi) But I am not sure how to do this.

Hi homeylova223,

we multiply by 180 and "divide" by $\displaystyle \pi$

$\displaystyle 180^o={\pi}\;\;radians$
$\displaystyle \displaystyle\frac{180^o}{\pi}=1\;\;radian$
$\displaystyle \displaystyle\ x\frac{180^o}{\pi}=x\;\;radians$