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## Atkinsoha 2 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

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. Atkinsoha

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

4. campbell_st

thats the exact value

5. Atkinsoha

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

6. campbell_st

its just about knowing quadrants and whats positive and negative

7. Atkinsoha

Okay, well thank you very much!

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