Arithmetic Question - using sine with angle in degrees

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mkindle
mkindle Posts: 3 🔍

I want to ask my students to calculate the sine of an angle I give them in degrees. I programmed Brightspace to calculate sin({th}*pi/180) where {th} is the angle in degrees and {th}*pi/180 is converting it to radians for the calculation. However, I get back 0.00 as the answer. I cannot figure out what I have done wrong.

Machele

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  • Julie.L.787
    Julie.L.787 Posts: 302 admin
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    Hi @mkindle ,

    Thanks for reaching out to the Brightspace Community with your question. In this case, we recommend creating a support case so that our experts can have a closer look at your use case to help troubleshoot the issue.

    If you would like support to do so, please let us know and we are happy to assist🙂

  • mkindle
    mkindle Posts: 3 🔍
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    I ended up copying and pasting from another question with the same formula in it that seemed to be working. There was no difference in formula, so I don't know why one worked and one didn't. I'm not sure if there's a support ticket to be had in a situation like that.

  • Aasim.Y.704
    Aasim.Y.704 Posts: 128 ⏸️ Inactive
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    Hey @mkindle,

    Thanks for sharing more about the resolution found when exploring the formula from another discussion thread. Could I request that you share a link out to the resource you were able to find the formula from?

    Appreciate your contribution in the Community and learning from your explorations!

  • mkindle
    mkindle Posts: 3 🔍
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    I created the formula myself: sin(({th}*pi)/180) where {th} is the angle in degrees.