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posted by Courtney

Determine each tangent ratio to four decimal places using a calculator.

A) tan 74 degrees
B) tan 45 degrees
C) tan 60 degrees
D) tan 89 degrees

How do I figure this out !?

  1. Steve

    use your scientific calculator. if it's TI-like, just make sure the rad/deg display shows deg

    press 74
    press tan

    If you don't have one, there are online scientific calculators

    On some of them you press tan first.

  2. Reiny

    on your calculator , find a key labeled DRG
    press until DEG shows

    I will do C), you follow the same steps for the others

    press:

    tan
    60
    =

    you should get 1.732.....

    If this does not work,
    then enter

    60
    tan
    =

    (the last method is used by a small number of manufacturers)

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