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how do you find the tangent of a right triangle

 May 8, 2015

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The tangent is the ratio between the opposite side and the adjacent side of a right triangle.

 

$$\underset{\,\,\,\,^{\textcolor[rgb]{0.66,0.66,0.66}{360^\circ}}}{{tan}}{\left({\mathtt{x}}\right)} = {\frac{{\mathtt{opposite}}}{{\mathtt{adjacent}}}}$$

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 May 8, 2015
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The tangent is the ratio between the opposite side and the adjacent side of a right triangle.

 

$$\underset{\,\,\,\,^{\textcolor[rgb]{0.66,0.66,0.66}{360^\circ}}}{{tan}}{\left({\mathtt{x}}\right)} = {\frac{{\mathtt{opposite}}}{{\mathtt{adjacent}}}}$$

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