## anonymous 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.

1. campbell_st

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

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. anonymous

So 12/5? I'm terrible at math.xD

4. campbell_st

thats the exact value

5. anonymous

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

6. campbell_st