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Slope and Tan(angle).

  1. Nov 19, 2009 #1
    my question is that
    slope=tan(angle)
    slope can be 1,2,3,..,9,0
    but tan(angle) can be 0,1 or b/w the intervals or infinity.
    so how they can be equal.
     
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  3. Nov 19, 2009 #2

    arildno

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    Why can "slope" only be "1,2,3...9,0"??? :confused:
     
  4. Nov 19, 2009 #3

    HallsofIvy

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    The slope of a straight line can be any real number.
     
  5. Nov 19, 2009 #4
    Who says that [itex]0 \le tan \enspace \alpha \le 1 [/tex] ?

    That's only true for [itex]0^\circ \le \alpha \le 45 ^\circ [/tex]

    Try these on your calculator (in degree mode):
    TAN 85
    TAN 100
     
  6. Nov 20, 2009 #5

    uart

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    It seems that the OP is confused about many things. It's hard to even know where to start with this one. :eek:
     
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