Sin Function

Returns the sine of an angle. The angle is specified in radians. The result lies between -1 and 1.

Using the angle Alpha, the Sin Function returns the ratio of the length of the opposite side of an angle to the length of the hypotenuse in a right-angled triangle.

Sin(Alpha) = side opposite the angle/hypotenuse


Sin (Number)

Return value:



Number: Numeric expression that defines the angle in radians that you want to calculate the sine for.

To convert degrees to radians, multiply degrees by Pi/180, and to convert radians to degrees, multiply radians by 180/Pi.



Pi is approximately 3.141593.

Error codes:

D'oh! You found a bug (text/sbasic/shared/00000003.xhp#err5 not found).


' In this example, the following entry is possible for a right-angled triangle:
' The side opposite the angle and the angle (in degrees) to calculate the length of the hypotenuse:
Sub ExampleSine
' Pi = 3.1415926 is a predefined variable
Dim d1 As Double
Dim dAlpha As Double
    d1 = InputBox("Enter the length of the opposite side: ","Opposite Side")
    dAlpha = InputBox("Enter the angle Alpha (in degrees): ","Alpha")
    Print "The length of the hypotenuse is"; (d1 / sin (dAlpha * Pi / 180))
End Sub

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