Tangent Function on a Right Triangle

Learn About the Sine 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.

About This Widget

This widget allows you to find the angle, opposite and adjacent of 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

Angle:

Degrees

Radians

Opposite:
Adjacent:
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See Also

What is the tangent function? What is a right triangle? What is the opposite? What is the adjacent?