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In right triangle \(XYZ\) with \(\angle YXZ = 90^\circ\), we have \(XY = 24\) and \(YZ = 25\). Find \(\tan Y\).

 Oct 14, 2019

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Right triangle, the hypotenuse is=25 , XY=24, therefore XZ=7 (How?, 25^2-24^2=625-576=49,sqrt(49)=7) 

tan y(Angle y I assume)=opposite/adjacent = XZ/YX=7/24

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tan Y=7/24

 Oct 14, 2019
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Right triangle, the hypotenuse is=25 , XY=24, therefore XZ=7 (How?, 25^2-24^2=625-576=49,sqrt(49)=7) 

tan y(Angle y I assume)=opposite/adjacent = XZ/YX=7/24

so 

tan Y=7/24

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