Inverse Tangent: Function & Formula


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What is the relationship between the tangent and inverse tangent?

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1. What is one use for the inverse tangent?

2. What is the measure of angle 'a'?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The inverse tangent function, one of the three most common trigonometric functions, can be used to define the measure of an angle within a triangle. This quiz and worksheet combination will help you understand how this function works and how to use it. The questions on the quiz will test you on the properties of this function and how to find angle measurements.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The relationship between the tangent and inverse tangent
  • Uses for the inverse tangent
  • Your ability to use the inverse tangent to find the measure of an angle within a triangle

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of inverse operations to better grasp the purpose of the inverse tangent function
  • Problem solving - use your acquired knowledge to solve practice problems involving the inverse tangent
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to use the inverse tangent formula

Additional Learning

Go through the lesson called Inverse Tangent: Function & Formula to increase your understanding. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between the inverse tangent function and the other two common trigonometric functions
  • Understand the relationship between functions and their inverses
  • Learn practical applications of the inverse tangent