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Tangent Function on a Right Triangle

The tangent function can be used on a right triangle.

The tangent of an angle gives the ratio of the length of the opposite side to the length of the adjacent side.

This widget allows you to find the angle, opposite and adjacent of a right triangle.

Learn About the Tangent Function on a Right Triangle

Draw a right triangle by:

  • Clicking on the canvas, or
  • Entering two of the angle, opposite and adjacent.

Dimensions of the Right Triangle

Degrees

Radians