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# How to convert angles to radians

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OK, dumb i know but what is a formula to convert angles(0 - 360) for x,y, and z to radians

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All you have to do is set up a basic proportion:

If 2Pi = 260 degress then

2Pi 360
--- = ---
x y

For instance if you know your "y" which is in degrees plug it in and solve for "x" which will give you the radian conversion.

[edited by - nervo on May 7, 2003 11:28:34 PM]

[edited by - nervo on May 7, 2003 11:29:55 PM]

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is that 2pi/x = 360/y? and what about the z?

thanks

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What I wrote is the conversion for any radian. I might not totally understand what you are trying to say, but a radian is a radian whether it is represented x y or z.

Just to clarify:

x = a radian value (In this case what you are looking for)

y = the degree value (That you should know)

For instance:

If you want to know what 90 degree is then plug it in and solve for x.

Cross multiplying: 360x = 2*(90)Pi

180Pi = 360x

x = Pi/2

If you wanted to know something related to 3d, then someone else should be able to help you better.

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Well I''m setting up patterns for fighter jets and missle recorrection angles. I need to convert an angle to radians one at a time, x, y, and then z. if your method dopesnt work I will see it

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If all you wanted to do was simply convert to radians then it will work fine. Also just as the person before posted, you can also use Pi = 180 instead of 2Pi = 360. It would simply the arithmetic. Hope it helps

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radians = degrees * ( 180 / 3.14159);

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