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what is cos?

May 7, 2015

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Haha , I'm sorry for the confusion!

Where i come frome we say catet (or katet) to describe the two sides that aren't the hypotenuse in a right triangle.

It comes from greek kathetos meaning the same thing.

May 8, 2015

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what could u not get 2

May 7, 2015
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"cos" (short for cosine) is the ratio between the adjecent catet and the hypotenuse in a right triangle.

$${\frac{{\mathtt{catet}}}{{\mathtt{hypotenuse}}}}$$

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May 7, 2015
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Squaddy......I don't believe I've ever encountered the word "catet" before.....Do you know its origin  ???...We usually say adjacent "side" in the US...

May 7, 2015
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Hi Squaddy - I am wondering what catet means too?

May 8, 2015
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Haha , I'm sorry for the confusion!

Where i come frome we say catet (or katet) to describe the two sides that aren't the hypotenuse in a right triangle.

It comes from greek kathetos meaning the same thing.

Squaddy May 8, 2015
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Thanks, Squaddy.....I learn something new everyday......!!!!

May 8, 2015
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I have never heard that term either.  Ketet             Thanks Squaddy

May 9, 2015
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