Tangent in Trigonometry: Definition & Overview


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Which side is the hypotenuse?

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1. Which angle is side 3 opposite to?

2. Which angle is side 5 adjacent to?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and attached worksheet will help gauge your understanding of tangents in trigonometry. In order to pass the quiz you will need to know the definition of the words hypotenuse, adjacent, and opposite, as well as how to use the tangent formula.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these trigonometry assessment tools to see how good you are at:

  • Identifying sides of a triangle
  • Calculating angles and sides

Skills practiced

This easy-to-use worksheet and quiz let you demonstrate the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related trigonometry lesson on tangents
  • Defining key concepts - know the definitions of words such as hypotenuse, adjacent, and opposite in terms of how they relate to right triangles
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about sides and angles of a triangle
  • Problem solving - solve practice problems using your knowledge of the tangent formula

Additional Learning

To learn more about tangents, review the lesson called Tangents in Trigonometry: Definition & Overview. This trigonometry lesson will help you with the following objectives:

  • Defining tangent
  • Finding the tangent
  • Using the tangent to find a missing side
  • Using the tangent to find the angle