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ATAN: Excel Formulae Explained

How do you use ATAN in Excel?

The ATAN function in Excel calculates the angle, in radians, between the x-axis and the point (x, y) in a coordinate plane. The angle is given by the equation:

atan(y/x)

The ATAN function can be used in a number of ways in Excel. For example, you can use it to calculate the slope of a line, or to find the point on a line that has the desired slope. You can also use it to calculate the angle between two points.

What is the syntax of ATAN in Excel?

The syntax of ATAN in Excel is as follows:

=ATAN(number)

Where "number" is the angle (in radians) to be converted to an arc tangent.

What is an example of how to use ATAN in Excel?

An example of how to use ATAN in Excel is to find the angle between two points. First, enter the coordinates of the two points into two separate cells. Then, use the formula "=ATAN(B4-A4,B5-A5)" to find the angle between the two points.

When should you not use ATAN in Excel?

There are a few occasions when you should not use ATAN in Excel. First, if you are trying to find the angle between two vectors, you should use the VECTOR functions. Second, if you are trying to find the arccosine of a number, you should use the ACOS function. Third, if you are trying to find the inverse tangent of a number, you should use the INVTRAN function. Finally, if you are trying to find the arc tangent of a number, you should use the ARCTAN function.

What are some similar formulae to ATAN in Excel?

The Excel function ATAN calculates the arc tangent of a given number. The corresponding inverse tangent function is the Excel function TAN. The Excel function ATAN2 calculates the arc tangent of two given numbers. The corresponding inverse tangent function is the Excel function TAN2. The Excel function RADIANS converts degrees to radians. The Excel function DEGREES converts radians to degrees.

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