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Weekly Blog 24- SOH CAH TOA Hello again!

This week in geometry we have been learning all about trigonometry! This is a very new concept for all of us, because we have never learned it in the past. However, I really enjoy it!
There are 3 functions, cosine, sine, and tangent. These all help to fine a side length: the opposite, adjacent, and hypotenuse. Sometimes it can even help find an angle.
The three functions are each used to find a different side length. Let's take a look:

Sine- Used to find the OPPOSITE or HYPOTENUSE. A good way to remember this is the acronym, SOH.

Cosine- Used to find the ADJACENT or HYPOTENUSE. A good way to remember this is the acronym, CAH.

Tangent- Used to find the OPPOSITE or ADJACENT. A good way to remember this is the acronym, TOA.

It can be difficult to remember all this, but if you follow SOH CAH TOA it will make it a lot easier!

Hope this helps!

Have a good weekend,

-Emma

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