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# how do you find the tangent

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how do you find the tangent of a right triangle

Guest May 8, 2015

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

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

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

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

Squaddy  May 8, 2015