Tangent of x Worksheets

What is the Tangent of x Function? When working with a right-angled triangle, the tangent of an angle is the length on the opposite side which is divided by the length of its adjacent side. The tangent function along with cosine and sine function is one of the most common trigonometric functions. In a 90-degree triangle, a tangent is the length of opposite side which is divided by side on the adjacent end. To help students easily remember this function, the statement which is used is, Sine is Opposite over Hypotenuse or SOH. For example, you want to find the tangent of an angle C. Based on the given formula we need two lengths: one of opposite side and one of adjacent. Suppose the opposite side AB has length 15 and the adjacent side BC has length 26. We can easily write it like: Tan C = 15 / 26. Tan C = 0.577.

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