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    sin θ = 8/17 and cos θ = 15/17, find tan θ.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joker37 View Post
    sin θ = 8/17 and cos θ = 15/17, find tan θ.
    Hi Joker37,

    Remember:

    \sin \theta=\frac{y}{r}

    \cos \theta=\frac{x}{r}

    \tan \theta=\frac{y}{x}


    r^2=x^2+y^2

    15^2+8^2=17^2

    x = 15, y= 8, r = 17

    Therefore,

    \tan \theta = \frac{8}{15}
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