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Hello,when I have to solve a trigonometric problem I can easily

  1. Dec 14, 2012 #1
    Hello,
    when I have to solve a trigonometric problem I can easily figure in my mind sin and cos, but how can I figure tan ?
     
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  3. Dec 14, 2012 #2

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    Re: tangent

    Since tangent is defined as "sine divided by cosine" if you can "figure" sine and cosine, you should be able to "figure" tangent. However, I don't know what you mean by "figure" here. Surely you don't mean "calculate the value of sin(x) and cos(x) for arbitrary x". There is NO simple way to do that.
     
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