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# Trig Functions

TermDefinition
Ratio a number over a number
realationship something that has to do with another something
exterior the outside of something
pythagorean theorem The Pythagorean Theorem was one of the earliest theorems known to ancient civilizations. This famous theorem is named for the Greek mathematician and philosopher, Pythagoras
special triangles A special right triangle is a right triangle with some regular feature that makes calculations on the triangle easier, or for which simple formulas exist. For example, a right triangle may have angles that form simple relationships, such as 45–45–90.
hypotenuse the longest side of a triangle
soh-cah-toa A way of remembering how to compute the sine, cosine, and tangent of an angle. SOH stands for Sine equals Opposite over Hypotenuse. CAH stands for Cosine equals Adjacent over Hypotenuse. TOA stands for Tangent equals Opposite over Adjacent.
reciprocal function cocecant cecant tangent
radian a unit of angle, equal to an angle at the center of a circle whose arc is equal in length to the radius
arc length the length of a arc
degrees distance around
Created by: Breausha