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 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?`
 ```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 URL: http://www.mathsisfun.com/scientific-calculator.html Search Strategy (on Google): "inverse tangent" calculator websearcher```
 donbreuner-ga rated this answer: 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.```
 ```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!```