Posted by **random name** on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 1:56am.

how would you work out tan 50=27/x

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**Louie**, Monday, February 11, 2013 at 2:05am
tangent of theta is opposite / adjacent. So your theta (angle) here is 50, your opposite is 27, and we don't know the adjacent. So do simple algebra & bring x to the other side by multiplying so you have tan50 * x = 27, now divide tan50 * x by tan50 to get x by itself.

Now x = 27/tan50

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