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Degrees to radians

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convert 75 degrees to radian measure

the answer is 5/12 pi

i know that for converting degrees to radians you multiply the degrees by pi/180 degrees and when i do it i get the answer 1.3089... but how do you get the answer as above, in that form? i have changed the mode of my calculator from degrees to radians and vice versa but i cant get the answer in that notation.

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Reduce 75[itex]\pi[/itex]/180 and leave it in terms of pi; don't put it in the calculator.
 
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Following Bohrok's advice, you basically never evaluate [itex]\pi[/itex] unless you are doing some sort of physical application where it's nice to have the approximate solution.
 

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