# MS Excel: ASIN Function (WS)

This Excel tutorial explains how to use the Excel ASIN function with syntax and examples.

## Description

The Microsoft Excel ASIN function returns the arcsine (in radians) of a number.

## Syntax

The syntax for the Microsoft Excel ASIN function is:

`ASIN( number )`

### Parameters or Arguments

number is a number between -1 and 1. It is the sine of the angle that you wish to find.

## Applies To

The ASIN function can be used in the following versions of Microsoft Excel:

• Excel 2013, Excel 2011 for Mac, Excel 2010, Excel 2007, Excel 2003, Excel XP, Excel 2000

## Type of Excel Function

The ASIN function can be used in Microsoft Excel as the following type of function:

• Worksheet function (WS)

## Example (as Worksheet Function)

Let's look at some Excel ASIN function examples and explore how to use the ASIN function as a worksheet function in Microsoft Excel: Based on the spreadsheet above, the following Excel ASIN examples would return:

```=ASIN(A1)
Result: -0.927295218

=ASIN(A2)
Result: 0

=ASIN(A3)
Result: 0.848062079

=ASIN(0.2)
Result: 0.201357921```

Source: www.tutorialspoint.com

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