# Degrees and how it relates to slope

1. Jul 29, 2008

### Ghost803

Sorry if this question is too simple and shouldn't be posted here.

How does slope relate to degree angles?

For example , a degree of 1 means a slope of 1/57.29, and a degree of 2 means a slope of 1/28.9916, and a degree of 3 means a slope of 19.08109. and the slope just keeps getting larger and larger but its not being multiplied by two or anything. So does anyone know a function that can describe the relationship between two?

2. Jul 29, 2008

### Ghost803

Can a moderator plz delete this thread. Sry for the inconvenience.

3. Jul 29, 2008

### HallsofIvy

Staff Emeritus
How about if I just move it to "general math" because it is an interesting question.

The "slope" of a straight line is the tangent of the angle the line makes with the x- axis
Since you are writing the slope as "1 over something" you need:

slope= $tan(\theta)= 1/cot(\theta)$