Enter the slope rise and the slope run into the Slope to Degrees Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Degrees of Slope.

## Slope to Degrees Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Slope to Degrees.

D = tan^-1*(Y/X)

• Where D is the Slope to Degrees (degrees)
• Y is the slope rise
• X is the slope run

To calculate degrees from slope, take the inverse tangent of the slope rise over the slope run.

## How to Calculate Slope to Degrees?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Slope to Degrees.

Example Problem #1:

1. First, determine the slope rise.
• The slope rise is given as: 46.
2. Next, determine the slope run.
• The slope run is provided as: 30.
3. Finally, calculate the Slope to Degrees using the equation above:

D = tan^-1*(Y/X)

The values given above are inserted into the equation below and the solution is calculated:

D = tan^-1*(46/30) = 56.88 (degrees)

Example Problem #2:

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

slope rise = 70

slope run = 80

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer.

D = tan^-1*(Y/X) = ?