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## What do you use sin cos or tan?

The cosine of an angle is equal to the side adjacent to the angle divided by the hypotenuse. The tangent of an angle is equal to the side opposite the angle divided by the side adjacent to the angle.

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Sine, Cosine and Tangent.

Sine: | soh | sin(θ) = opposite / hypotenuse |
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Tangent: | toa |
tan(θ) = opposite / adjacent |

## What is tan math?

The tangent of an angle is the trigonometric ratio between the adjacent side and the opposite side of a right triangle containing that angle. **tangent=length of the leg opposite to the anglelength of the leg adjacent to the angle** abbreviated as “tan”

## How do you speak cosine?

Break ‘cosine’ down into sounds: [**KOH]** + [SYN] – say it out loud and exaggerate the sounds until you can consistently produce them. Record yourself saying ‘cosine’ in full sentences, then watch yourself and listen.

## Does Sohcahtoa work for all triangles?

Q: Is sohcahtoa only for right triangles? A: **Yes, it only applies to right triangles**. … A: They hypotenuse of a right triangle is always opposite the 90 degree angle, and is the longest side.