seems that 41 is in degrees but your calculator thinks it is in radians. Can you switch radians to degrees on your calculator?
There's some weird about what I'm doing - I'm not sure what it is
I'm trying to review basic SOHCAHTOA trig and all my working is right but when I put it into my calculator I get weird answers.
For example
x = 7.8/tan41
the answer is 8.97
i got 48.55073