# Math Help - What is the ref angle for tan(theta) = 3 or tan (theta) = (sqrt3)/3?

pls explain

2. ## Re: What is the ref angle for tan(theta) = 3 or tan (theta) = (sqrt3)/3?

Originally Posted by Cooolio
pls explain
The reference angle is always the angle in the first quadrant.

4. ## Re: What is the ref angle for tan(theta) = 3 or tan (theta) = (sqrt3)/3?

There is no way to "calculate" such a thing. Use a calculator and then apply the hints Prove It and skeeter gave you.