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ACOS

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Returns the arc-cosine of an angle.
Synopsis
`ACOS(number)`
Arguments
 number An expression that resolves to a number in the range -1 to 1 (inclusive). Values outside of this range generate an error.
Description
The ACOS function returns the trigonometric arc-cosine of number. An arc-cosine is the inverse of a cosine.
By default, Caché MVBasic trig functions return results in degrees. To return results in radians, set \$OPTIONS RADIANS.
To convert degrees to radians, multiply degrees by pi/180. To convert radians to degrees, multiply radians by 180/pi.
Examples
The following example uses the ACOS function to return the arc-cosine of an angle:
```PRINT ACOS(-0.5):" in degrees"
PRINT ACOS(-0.5)*(3.1415/180)):" in radians"```