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Sine and Cosine


Consider a right triangle BAC:

Hypotenuse: , m () = a.

Catetos: , m () = b.

, m () = c.

Angles: , and .

Based on the elements of this triangle, we can define the following trigonometric ratios:

  • Sine of an acute angle is the ratio between the measurement of the opposite side of that angle and the hypotenuse.

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  • Cosine of an acute angle is the ratio between the measurement of the adjacent pallet to this angle and the measurement of hypotenuse.

Like this:

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