# Radian Measure

How to change angle in degree measure to radian measure and vice versa: definition, formula, 2 examples, and their solutions.

## Definition

Radian is another way

to write the measure of an angle.

Remember this definition:

π radian = 180 degrees.

## Formula

To find radian measure from degree measure,

multiply [π/180].

## Example30θ → Radian Measure

30 degrees is π/6 radian.

You don't have to write the radian unit [rad].

So π/6 is the answer.

The given angle is in degree measure:

30 degrees.

To change this to radian measure,

multiply [π/180].

Cancel the numerator 30

and reduce the denominator 180 to, 180/30, 6.

Then you get π/6.

You don't have to write the radian unit [rad].

So π/6 is the answer.

## Exampleπ/4 → Degree Measure

The given angle is in radian measure:

π/4.

Set the degree measure θ.

Then θ⋅[π/180] = π/4.

Divide both sides by [π/180].

Then θ = [π/4]⋅[180/π].

Cancel π factors.

Cancel the denominator 4

and reduce the numerator 180 to, 180/4, 45.

So the right side is 45.

So π/4 radian is 45 degrees.