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Atkinsoha

  • 3 years ago

PreCalc&Trig The point (-5,-12) is on the terminal side of an angle in standard position. Determine the exact value of tanθ.

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  1. campbell_st
    • 3 years ago
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    well you need a number plane |dw:1356115785816:dw| the point (-5, -12) is in the 3rd quadrant... the tan ratio is in the 3rd quadrant

  2. campbell_st
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    in the 3rd quadrant \[\tan(\theta) = \tan(x)\] |dw:1356115967164:dw| use the sides of the triangle shown to calculate \[\tan(x) = \frac{opp}{adj}\]

  3. Atkinsoha
    • 3 years ago
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    So 12/5? I'm terrible at math.xD

  4. campbell_st
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    thats the exact value

  5. Atkinsoha
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    That's all it is? That doesn't seem as hard as I thought.

  6. campbell_st
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    its just about knowing quadrants and whats positive and negative

  7. Atkinsoha
    • 3 years ago
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    Okay, well thank you very much!

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