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Homework Help: How to calculate theta from tantheta

  1. Nov 23, 2007 #1
    tan theta = 0.107
    Therefore theta = 6.14 degrees

    How do I come to this conclusion using a calculator?

  2. jcsd
  3. Nov 23, 2007 #2
    on you calculator, there must be a button saying tan[tex]^{1}[/tex]. After pushing that, enter the tanthetha value, and you will get the angle.
  4. Nov 23, 2007 #3
    opps the button is tan[tex]^{-1}[/tex]
  5. Nov 23, 2007 #4

    I thougt that was it, but my calculator returns .016594434 when tan[tex]^{-1}[/tex](.107) is entered
  6. Nov 23, 2007 #5
    It looks like your calculator is set to radians instead of degrees.
  7. Nov 23, 2007 #6
    Yes it was, thanks a million

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