Convert Degrees to Radians with the TI-84 Plus Calculator

The functions housed in the Angle menu on your TI-84 Plus calculator enable you to convert between degrees and radians or convert between rectangular and polar coordinates. To convert degrees to radians, follow these steps:

  1. Put the calculator in Radian mode.

    Press [MODE], use the arrow keys to highlight RADIAN, and then press [ENTER].

  2. If necessary, press [2nd][MODE] to access the Home screen.

  3. Enter the number of degrees.

  4. Press [2nd][APPS][1] to paste in the degree function.

  5. Press [ENTER] to convert the degree measure to radians.

    This is illustrated in the first screen.

    If you’re a purist who likes to see radian measures expressed as a fractional multiple of pi whenever possible, continuing with the following steps accomplishes this goal if it’s mathematically possible.

  6. To divide the radian measure by pi, press

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    This is illustrated in the second screen.

  7. Press [MATH][ENTER][ENTER] to convert the result to a fraction, if possible.

    This is illustrated in the third screen. If the calculator can’t convert the decimal obtained in Step 6 to a fraction, it says so by returning the decimal in Step 7.

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To convert radians to degrees:

  1. Put the calculator in Degree mode.

    Press [MODE], use the arrow keys to highlight DEGREE, and then press [ENTER].

  2. If necessary, press [2nd][MODE] to access the Home screen.

  3. Enter the radian measure.

    If the radian measure is entered as an arithmetic expression, surround that expression with parentheses.

  4. Press [2nd][APPS][3] to paste in the r function.

  5. Press [ENTER] to convert the radian measure to degrees.

    This is illustrated in the first screen.

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