How to Convert Radian to Minutes

By Mark Kennan
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Measurements used for representing the size of an angle include radians, degrees, minutes and seconds. There are 2? radians and 360 degrees in a circle. Being able to convert from radians to minutes is beneficial because radians are commonly used in trigonometric functions, but most people are more familiar with degrees, minutes and seconds.

Step 1

Determine the number of radians you want to convert to minutes.

Step 2

Multiply the number of radians by 180. For example, if you had 1.5 radians, you would get 270.

Step 3

Divide the result from step 2 by pi, approximately 3.1415, to calculate the number of degrees. For example, 270 divided by 3.1415 equals about 85.946.

Step 4

Multiply the number of degrees by 60 to calculate the number of minutes. For example, 85.946 times 60 equals 5,156.76 minutes.