kcla1996
For triangle QPS, find the sine, cosine, and tangent of <P.



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Dido525
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Well... Tan is opposite/adjacent
Cosine is Adjacent/Hypotenuse
Sin is Opposite /Hypotenuse

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Or Perpendicular/base
Base/Hypotenuse
Perpendicular/hypotenuse

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Respectively.

kcla1996
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i don't know what those mean

Dido525
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Okay let me draw a picture.

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That's just by definition.

kcla1996
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so what is the first step in solving this?

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Can you sort of see where this is going?

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Do you sort of see what you have to do?

kcla1996
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um let me see....

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Tan: 5/9

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cos: 9/14

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sine: 5/14 is that right?

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Yep :) .

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thanks for the help!!!

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Welcome :) .