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How do you convert 285 degrees to radians?

Last updated date: 13th Jul 2024
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Hint: The measurement of angles can be done in two different units namely radian and degree. In geometry, we measure the angles in degree but also in radians sometimes, similarly in trigonometry, we measure the angle in radians but sometimes in degrees too. So, there are different kinds of units for determining the angle that are, degrees and radians. There is a simple formula to convert a given degree into radians (vice versa). Using that formula, we can find out the correct answer.

Complete step-by-step solution:
The value of \[{180^0}\] is equal to \[\pi \]radians.
Then \[{1^0}\] is equal to \[\dfrac{\pi }{{180}}\] radians.
So the given \[{x^0}\] is equal to \[x \times \dfrac{\pi }{{180}}\] radians.
This is the general formula for converting the angel in degrees to radians.
Now We have, \[{285^0}\].
Using the formula
\[ \Rightarrow {285^0} = 285 \times \dfrac{\pi }{{180}}{\text{ radians}}\]
\[ \Rightarrow \dfrac{{285\pi }}{{180}}\].
To cancel this we find the factors of 285 and 180.
That is, \[285 = 3 \times 5 \times 19\]
\[ \Rightarrow 180 = 2 \times 2 \times 3 \times 3 \times 5\]
Then we have,
\[ \Rightarrow \dfrac{{3 \times 5 \times 19}}{{2 \times 2 \times 3 \times 3 \times 5}}\pi \]
Cancelling we have
\[ \Rightarrow \dfrac{{19\pi }}{{12}}\].
Hence \[{285^0}\] is \[\dfrac{{19\pi }}{{12}}\] rad.
We can put it in the decimal form, that is we know that the value of \[\pi \] is 3.142.
Substituting and simplifying we have,
\[ \Rightarrow \dfrac{{19 \times 3.142}}{{12}}\]
\[ \Rightarrow 4.975\].
Hence \[{285^0}\] is 4.975 rad.

Note: We know that the radian is denoted by ‘rad’. Suppose if they ask us to convert \[\dfrac{{19\pi }}{{12}}\]rad into degree. The value of \[\pi \] radian is equal to \[{180^0}\].
Then 1 rad is equal to \[\dfrac{{180}}{\pi }\] degrees.
So the given \[x\] rad is equal to \[x \times \dfrac{{180}}{\pi }\] degrees.
This is the general formula for converting the angle in radians to degrees.
Then \[\dfrac{{19\pi }}{{12}}\] rad becomes
\[\Rightarrow \dfrac{{19\pi }}{{12}} = \dfrac{{19\pi }}{{12}} \times \dfrac{{180}}{\pi }\] degree
\[ \Rightarrow \dfrac{{19 \times 180}}{{12}}\]
\[ \Rightarrow 19 \times 15\]
\[ \Rightarrow {285^0}\].
Hence \[\dfrac{{19\pi }}{{12}}\]rad is equal to \[{285^0}\] .