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High School Mathematics - 210.3 Trignometric Ratios - Sin θ, Cos θ and Tan θ

 Introduction: Right triangles are of importance in geometry. Thus, mathematicians have developed a shorthand for writing the ratios of the sides of right triangles. Instead of writing "the ratio of the leg adjacent to an 18 degree angle to the hypotenuse of the triangle" we write cos 18. Because expression of this type frequently come up in physics, engineering and many other branches of science, such a shorthand was developed. Sine, Cosine, Tangent of an Angle In the right angled triangle ΔPAB, ∠PAB = θ Then the ratio PB/AP is called the sine of angle θ. It is written as In other form Note : If ∠APB = φ then AB/AP is called the cosine of angle θ It is written as In other form Note : If ∠APB = φ then PB/AB is called the tangent of angle θ. It is written as In the other form or An easy way to remember these relationships for trig functions and the right triangle is given below Write down this mnemonic: SOH - CAH - TOA It is pronounced "so - ka - toe - ah". The SOH stands for "Sine of an angle is Opposite over Hypotenuse." The CAH stands for "Cosine of an angle is Adjacent over Hypotenuse." The TOA stands for "Tangent of an angle is Opposite over Adjacent". Directions: Answer the following questions. Also write at least 10 examples of your own.
 Q 1: In the figure, ΔABC is right angled at C. Find cos A and tan B cos A = 7/25, tan B = 1cos A = 1, tan B = 7/24cos A = 7/25, tan B = 7/24cos A = 24/25, tan B = 7/24 Q 2: From the following figure, find sin θ, cos θ, tan φ. sin θ = 3/5, cos θ = 4/5, tan φ = 3/4.sin θ = 3/5, cos θ = 4/5, tan φ = 4/3.sin θ = 3/5, cos θ = 1, tan φ = 4/3.sin θ = 4/5, cos θ = 3/5, tan φ = 4/3. Q 3: ΔABC has right angle at A. Write down sin B, cos C and tan B if AB = 20 cm, AC = 21 cm sin B = 21/29; cos C = 20/29; tan B = 21/20sin B = 21/29; cos C = 21/29; tan B = 21/20sin B = 20/29; cos C = 21/29; tan B = 21/20sin B = 20/29; cos C = 20/29; tan B = 20/29 Q 4: ΔABC has right angle at A. Write down sin B, cos C and tan B if BC = Ö2, AB = AC = 1sin B = 1; cos C = 1/Ö2; tan B = 1sin B = 1/Ö2; cos C = 1/Ö2; tan B = 1sin B = 1/Ö2; cos C = 1; tan B = 1sin B = 1; cos C = 1; tan B = Ö2 Q 5: In a triangle ABC, right angled at C, AC = m and BC = (m2-1)/2. Find sin A.sin A = 2m/(m2+1)sin A = 2m/(m2-1)sin A = (m2-1)/(m2+1)sin A = m/(m2+1) Q 6: ABC is a triangle, right angled at B. If AB = 4 cm, BC = 3 cm, find sin A and tan Csin A = 3/5; tan C = 4/3sin A = 4/5; tan C = 4/3sin A = 4/5; tan C = 4/3sin A = 3/5; tan C = 3/4 Question 7: This question is available to subscribers only! Question 8: This question is available to subscribers only!

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