# Converting degrees to radians (in relation to pie)

steve snash

## Homework Statement

convert 38 degrees to radians. Give the exact answer in the form of pie.

180 degrees=pie

## The Attempt at a Solution

not sure how to convert degrees to radians can anyone help??

## Answers and Replies

Homework Helper
If 180°= π radians

then 1° = ?

Homework Helper
Gold Member
Do you mean pie or pi? There's a big difference: pi is only half the pie!

steve snash
Pi, can somebody actually answer the question i still dont know HOW to get the answer in exact pi value

muso07
Like rock.freak said, if you know that pi = 180o, then what is 1o?

Let me give you a hint, if x=180, then what is 1 in terms of x? How do you get that right hand side to equal 1?

Once you know what 1o is in terms of pi, multiply that by 38 to get your answer.

Hope that helps. :)

First the standard transliteration of $\pi$ is "pi", not "pie". That is what jbunnii was saying.
$$\frac{r}{d}= \frac{\pi}{180}[/itex] so [tex]r= d\left(\frac{\pi}{180}\right)= \frac{d}{180} \pi$$