Tangent Function

 

 

The three common trigonometry functions are tangent, sine and cosine.

You may use want to use some mnemonics to help you remember the trigonometric functions. One common mnemonic is to remember the SOH-CAH-TOA.

 

In this lesson, we will consider the tangent function.

The tangent of an angle is the ratio of the opposite side and adjacent side.

Tangent is usually abbreviated as tan. Tangent θ can be written as tan θ .

 

 

Example:

Calculate the value of tan θ in the following triangle.


Solution:

 

 

The following video gives examples of the tangent function.

 

 

 

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