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Trigonometry Trigonometry is concerned with the connection between the sides and angles in any right angled triangle. Angle

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A A The sides of a right -angled triangle are given special names: The hypotenuse, the opposite and the adjacent. The hypotenuse is the longest side and is always opposite the right angle. The opposite and adjacent sides refer to another angle, other than the 90 o.

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There are three formulae involved in trigonometry: sin A= cos A= tan A = S O H C A H T O A

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Using trigonometry on the calculator All individual angles have different sine, cosine and tangent ratios (or decimal values). Scientific calculators store information about every angle. We need to be able to access this information in the correct manner.

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Finding the ratios The simplest form of question is finding the decimal value of the ratio of a given angle. Find: 1)sin 32= sin 32 = 2)cos 23 = 3)tan 78= 4)tan 27= 5)sin 68=

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Using ratios to find angles We have just found that a scientific calculator holds the ratio information for sine (sin), cosine (cos) and tangent (tan) for all angles. It can also be used in reverse, finding an angle from a ratio. To do this we use the sin -1, cos -1 and tan -1 function keys.

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Example: 1.sin x = 0.1115 find angle x. x = sin -1 (0.1115) x = 6.4 o 2. cos x = 0.8988 find angle x x = cos -1 (0.8988) x = 26 o sin -1 0.1115 = shiftsin () cos -1 0.8988 = shiftcos ()

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Trigonometry Learning Objective: To be able to use trigonometry to find the unknown angle in a triangle. To be able to use trigonometry to find an unknown side in a triangle.

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C = cos -1 (0.4286) C = 64.6 o 14 cm 6 cm C 1. H A We have been given the adjacent and hypotenuse so we use COSINE: Cos A = Cos C = Cos C = 0.4286

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Find angle x2. 8 cm 3 cm x A O Given adj and opp need to use tan: Tan A = x = tan -1 (2.6667) x = 69.4 o Tan A = Tan x = Tan x = 2.6667

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3. 12 cm 10 cm y Given opp and hyp need to use sin: Sin A = x = sin -1 (0.8333) x = 56.4 o sin A = sin x = sin x = 0.8333

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Cos 30 x 7 = k 6.1 cm = k 7 cm k 30 o 1. H A We have been given the adj and hyp so we use COSINE: Cos A = Cos 30 =

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Tan 50 x 4 = r 4.8 cm = r 4 cm r 50 o 2. A O Tan A = Tan 50 = We have been given the opp and adj so we use TAN: Tan A =

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Sin 25 x 12 = k 5.1 cm = k 12 cm k 25 o 3. H O sin A = sin 25 = We have been given the opp and hyp so we use SINE: Sin A =

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