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Never Again Forget How To Calculate the Tangent of an Angle

One important ratio in right triangles is the tangent. The tangent of an angle theta, or tanθ is the ratio of the opposite leg to the adjacent leg. Here’s what it looks like in equation form: Imagine for a moment that you are an engineer. You are working with a tower, 39 metres high with a [...]

By |2019-11-13T05:32:47+01:00June 23rd, 2016|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

The Smart and Easy Way To Solve a Triangle With 45-45-90 Degree Angles

Angles that have sides with a 45°/ 45°/90° usually have a unique ratio. The two legs are the exact same length, and the hypotenuse is that length times √2. Whenever you are given a triangle as shown above - one where two of its angles are 45° and the third is 90°, you can easily [...]

By |2019-11-13T05:32:51+01:00June 22nd, 2016|Categories: Education|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments