Posted by Emily on Monday, December 27, 2010 at 12:45pm.
The point (8,3) lies on the terminal arm of angle theta in standard position. Determine the primary trigonometric ratios for angle theta and calculate the value of theta to the nearest degree.
Only the sine ratio was positive, and when I used that to calculate the angle, it worked, but the other ratios got different answers.

Math  Reiny, Monday, December 27, 2010 at 1:34pm
by Pythagoras you should have found r to be √73
so sinØ = 3/√73
cosØ = 8/√73
tanØ = 3/8
If you want to test your answers using your calculator you must consider the CAST rule
Calculators are programmed to give you the answer which is "closest" to the origin of rotation.
e.g. arctan (3/8) gives us 20.556° which is coterminal with 360  20.556 or 339.44
so our angle is in II so it would be 18020.556 or 159.444°
Check my answers with that angle, they are correct.

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