Tangent Ratio: Definition & Formula


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Which of these expressions is a definition of the tangent ratio?

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1. What angle will yield a tangent ratio of 1.88073? (Hint: use the inverse tangent key.)

2. If a right triangle has an angle of 10 degrees and the opposite side is 40 inches, what is the length of the adjacent side? (Round to the nearest whole number.)

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will help you to determine what you know about tangent ratio. Find out with quiz questions on certain areas such as defining tangent ratio and the angle that will yield a tangent ratio of a given number.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The goals of the quiz and worksheet are as follows:

  • Calculate for the adjacent side of a right triangle
  • Find the measurement of Angle Theta in a right triangle
  • Recognize where the tangent ratio is appropriately used

Skills Practiced

Practice the following study skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on tangent ratio
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about an angle which will yield a tangent ratio of a given number
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding right triangles and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Review this lesson entitled Tangent Ratio: Definition & Formula to learn more about the subject. Once you have finished, you will have covered the following:

  • Define hypotenuse
  • Recognize what is meant by congruent
  • Explain trigonometry
  • Examine examples of right triangles