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anonymous

  • one year ago

Explain the difference between using the tangent ratio to solve for a missing angle in a right triangle versus using the cotangent ratio. You must use complete sentences and any evidence needed (such as an example) to prove your point of view.

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  1. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    @peachpi

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    what are the tan and cot ratios?

  3. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    tan is opp/adj and cot is adj/opp

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    right,they're reciprocals. basically everything will be the same except the side lengths will be flipped. And when you're solving for the angle tan is easier because most calculators don't have to a cot button

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ohh ok. thank you!

  6. anonymous
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    so. you basically get the same answer?

  7. anonymous
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    yes because it's the same angle

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    Thank you.

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    yw

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