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# Math.Atan2 Method

**Visual Studio 2010**

Returns the angle whose tangent is the quotient of two specified numbers.

**Namespace:**System

**Assembly:**mscorlib (in mscorlib.dll)

#### Parameters

- y
- Type: System.Double

The y coordinate of a point.

- x
- Type: System.Double

The x coordinate of a point.

#### Return Value

Type: System.DoubleAn angle, θ, measured in radians, such that -π ≤ θ ≤ π, and tan(θ) = y / x, where (x, y) is a point in the Cartesian plane. Observe the following:

For (x, y) in quadrant 1, 0 < θ < π/2.

For (x, y) in quadrant 2, π/2 < θ ≤ π.

For (x, y) in quadrant 3, -π < θ < -π/2.

For (x, y) in quadrant 4, -π/2 < θ < 0.

If y is 0 and x is not negative, θ = 0.

If y is 0 and x is negative, θ = π.

If y is positive and x is 0, θ = π/2.

If y is negative and x is 0, θ = -π/2.

Windows 7, Windows Vista SP1 or later, Windows XP SP3, Windows XP SP2 x64 Edition, Windows Server 2008 (Server Core not supported), Windows Server 2008 R2 (Server Core supported with SP1 or later), Windows Server 2003 SP2

The .NET Framework does not support all versions of every platform. For a list of the supported versions, see .NET Framework System Requirements.

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