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Q: trigonometery ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: trigonometery
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: donbreuner-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 29 Aug 2005 19:23 PDT
Expires: 28 Sep 2005 19:23 PDT
Question ID: 562011
If the tangent of X = 1/2, what is X?
Subject: Re: trigonometery
Answered By: websearcher-ga on 29 Aug 2005 19:41 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi donbreuner:

To solve your problem, you must use the inverse tangent function. In
many cases, this is written as atan() or arctan().

There's a nifty calculator on the following page that shows that:

atan(1/2) = .4636 radians = 26.565 degrees. 

Scientific Calculator

Search Strategy (on Google):
"inverse tangent" calculator

donbreuner-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $1.00
Fantastic and quick. I thank you! This may help avoid turning my
tractor over on a steep hillside.

Subject: Re: trigonometery
From: eppy-ga on 30 Aug 2005 03:33 PDT
The Google calculator is even niftier, as it supports plain English.
No special URL is required, just use the standard Google search box..

A google search for:  atan(1/2)
returns: atan(1 / 2) = 0.463647609
typing in: atan (1/2) in degrees
returns: 	atan(1 / 2) = 26.5650512 degrees

Simple as that!

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