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Of course! It's that formula you memorized in high school (and forgot five minutes later).

Fun and Simple Trig!

Actually the formula is not that bad:

radians = (Math.PI/180.0)*degrees;

Since this is so commonly done, the Java Math class has convenient methods to do it and the opposite:

public static double toRadians(double angdeg)
    Converts an angle measured in degrees to the equivalent in radians
public static double toDegrees(double angrad)
    Converts an angle measured in radians to the equivalent in degrees.

Here is our sample program:

import java.io.*;
class CosineCalc
  public static void main (String[] args) 
    Scanner scan = new Scanner( System.in );
    double degrees;

    // read in the degrees
    System.out.print  ("Enter degrees:");
    degrees = scan.nextDouble();
    // calculate its cosine
    double result = Math.cos();
    // write out the result
    System.out.println("cosine: " + result );


Fill in the blank so that the program works.