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SOH CAH TOA
This week in geometry we started talking about trigonometry. We are doing right triangle trig, which so far I find easy. The three trig formulas we have learned are sine, cosine, and tangent. In a right triangle to find the sine you use the opposite side and the hypotenuse of the angle you are trying to find. To help remember what sides to use with sine I remember SOH. To find cosine you use the adjacent side and the hypotenuse of the angle you are trying to find and to help remember cosine I remember CAH. To find tangent you use the opposite side and the adjacent side of the angle you are trying to find and to help remember tangent I remember TOA. SOH CAH TOA is a trick that we were taught to help remember the trig functions, I find this trick very helpful and useful.

