TrigonometrySine, cosine and tangent ratios are used to find sides and angles in rightangled triangles. 
This is level 6: using the tangent ratio to find an angle (10 questions). You will be awarded a trophy if you get at least 7 correct and you do this activity online. Give your answers correct to three significant figures. For the first six questions find the value of \(x\). Diagrams are not to scale.
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Which Side?  Learn the names of the sides of a rightangled triangle before beginning trigonometry.
Level 1  Using the sine ratio to find a side (10 questions)
Level 2  Using the cosine ratio to find a side (10 questions)
Level 3  Using the tangent ratio to find a side (10 questions)
Level 4  Using the sine ratio to find an angle (10 questions)
Level 5  Using the cosine ratio to find an angle (10 questions)
Level 6  Using the tangent ratio to find an angle (10 questions)
Level 7  Mixed questions (15 questions)
Level 8  Review exercise (20 questions)
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Joseph, Pleasanton
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
"It asked for the acute angle of diagonals in a rectangle with side lengths 3 and 9, so I typed in the answer to arctan(3/9) which is 18.4, but it kept saying I was wrong. Please help!
[Transum: Hi Joseph, I think you have found the angle between a diagonal and one of the sides of the rectangle. Read the question again carefully as that is not what is required.]"