SOHCAHTOA

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Objectives

- CCSS.Math.Content.HSG-SRT.C.6 Understand that by

similarity, side ratios in right triangles are

properties of the angles in the triangle, leading

to definitions of trigonometric ratios for acute

angles. - CCSS.Math.Content.HSG-SRT.C.7 Explain and use the

relationship between the sine and cosine of

complementary angles. - CCSS.Math.Content.HSG-SRT.C.8 Use trigonometric

ratios and the Pythagorean Theorem to solve right

triangles in applied problems.

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Oops! Not a triangle!

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- I am not a triangle!
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I am a Triangle!

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What is a triangle?

- A triangle is a polygon made up of three

connected line segments in such a way that each

side is connected to the other two.

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Examples of triangles...

- All these polygons are tri-gons and commonly

called triangles

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These are not triangles...

- None of these is a triangle...

Can you tell why not?

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Try it yourself...

- Click on each one that IS a triangle?

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Right triangles

- A right triangle is a special triangle that has

one of its angles a right angle. - You can tell it is a right triangle when when one

angle measures 900 or the right angle is marked

by a little square on the angle whose measure is

900.

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These are right triangles...

All right triangles

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These are not right triangles...

- These triangles are NOT right triangles. Explain

why not?

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Try it yourself ...

- Click on the triangle that is NOT a right

triangle?

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I am a right triangle

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- I am a right triangle!

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Correct That is not a right Triangle

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Hypotenuse

- The longest side of a right triangle is the

hypotenuse. - The hypotenuse lies directly opposite the right

angle. - The legs may be equal in length or one may be

longer than the other.

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Parts of a right triangle ...

- A right triangle has two legs and a hypotenuse...

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Try it yourself hypotenuse

- Click on the side that is the hypotenuse of the

right triangle.

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Try it yourself shorter leg

- Click on the side that is the shorter leg of the

right triangle.

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Try it yourself longer leg

- Click on the side that is the longer leg of the

right triangle.

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Incorrect Choice!

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Pythagorean Theorem...

- The right triangle has a special property, called

the Pythagorean Theorem, that can help us find

one side if we know the other two sides.

If the lengths of hypotenuse and legs are c, a

and b respectively, then c2 a2 b2

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Finding a side - hypotenuse

- Use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the length of

the missing side.

c2 a2 b2 x2 102 142 100 196

296 x sqrt(296) 17.2

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Finding a side leg

- Use the Pythagorean Theorem to find the length of

the missing side.

c2 a2 b2 152 102 x2 225 100

x2 x2 125 x sqrt(125) 11.18

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Try it yourself- hypotenuse

- Find the hypotenuse of the given right triangle

with the lengths of the legs known

Click on the selection that matches your answer

A. 36

B. 10

C. 100

D. 64

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Try it yourself leg

- Find the leg of the given right triangle with the

lengths of the leg and hypotenuse known

Click on the selection that matches your answer

A. 24

B. 6

C. 144

D. 12

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Correct Answer

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Opposite or Adjacent side?

- In a right triangle, a given leg is called the

adjacent side or the opposite side, depending on

the reference acute angle.

Adjacent or opposite from an acute reference

angle refers only to legs and not the hypotenuse

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Opposite side (to an acute angle)

- In a right triangle, a given leg is called the

adjacent side or the opposite side, depending on

the reference acute angle.

leg2 is opposite to acute angle A leg1 is NOT

opposite to acute angle A

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Adjacent side (to an acute angle)

- In a right triangle, a given leg is called the

adjacent side or the opposite side, depending on

the reference acute angle.

leg1 is adjacent to acute angle A leg2 is NOT

adjacent to acute angle A

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Try it yourself opposite

- Click on the side that is opposite to angle B.

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Try it yourself adjacent

- Click on the side that is adjacent to angle B.

B

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- Opposite is across from the angle.
- Adjacent is next to the angle.
- Hypotenuse is neither adjacent nor opposite.
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Trigonometric ratios of an acute angles of a

right triangle

- The ratios of the sides of a right triangle have

special names. - There are three basic ones we will consider
- sine
- cosine
- tangent

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The sine of an acute angle...

- Let the lengths of legs be a and b, and the

length of the hypotenuse be c. A is an acute

angle.

With reference to angle A, the ratio of the

length of the side opposite angle A to length of

the hypotenuse is defined as sine A

a/c Sine A is abbreviated Sin A. Thus, sin A

a/c.

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The cosine of an acute angle...

- Let the lengths of legs be a and b, and the

length of the hypotenuse be c. A is an acute

angle.

With reference to angle A, the ratio of the

length of the side adjacent to angle A to length

of the hypotenuse is defined as cosine A

b/c Cosine A is abbreviated to Cos

A. Thus, cos A b/c.

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The tangent of an acute angle...

- Let the lengths of legs be a and b, and the

length of the hypotenuse be c. A is an acute

angle.

With reference to angle A, the ratio of the

length of the side opposite to angle A to length

of the side adjacent to angle A is defined

as tangent A a/b tangent A is

abbreviated Tan A. Thus, tan A a/b

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SOHCAHTOA

S Sine O Opposite H Hypotenuse - C

Cosine A Adjacent H Hypotenuse - T

Tangent O Opposite A Adjacent

- This is a clever technique most people use to

remember these three basic trig ratios. - SOH-CAH-TOA sounds strange? What if I told you it

was the ancient oriental queen who loved

Geometry? (not true!)

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Example sine, cosine and tangent ratios...

- Find the sine of the given angle. SOHCAHTOA

Sin B Opposite/Hypotenuse sin 53.10 16/20

4/5 0.80 Cos B Adjacent/Hypotenuse Cos 53.10

12/20 3/5 0.60 Tan B

Opposite/Adjacent Tan 53.10 16/12 5/3 1.67

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Try it yourself trig ratios...

- Find the value of sine, cosine, and tangent of

the given acute angle. SOHCAHTOA

Click to choose your answer from the choices

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Thats the way!

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You can do it Try again!

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- You must have used the wrong ratio!
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Angle or Side Lengths?

- Does the trig ratio depend on the size of the

angle or size of the side length? - Let us consider similar triangles in our

investigation.

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Find the trig ratios of each...

Remember SOHCAHTOA!

- Compute the ratios and make a conjecture

sin 36.870 ? 0.6 6/10 0.6 9/15 0.6

cos 36.870 ? 0.8 8/10 0.8 12/15 0.8

tan 36.870 ¾ 0.75 6/8 0.75 9/12 0.75

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Conjecture Trigonometric ratios are a property

of similarity (angles) and not of the length of

the sides of a right triangle.

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Computed Trig Ratios ...

- The trig ratios are used so often that technology

makes these values readily available in the form

of tables and on scientific calculators. - We will now show you how to use your calculator

to find some trig ratios. - Grab a scientific calculator and try it out.

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How to find trig values on calculator

- Each calculator brand may work a little

differently, but the results will be the same. - Look for the trig functions on your calculator

sin, cos and tan - select the trig ratio of your choice followed by

the angle in degrees and execute (enter). - example sin 30 will display 0.5
- on some calculators you may have to type in the

angle first then the ratio - example 30 sin will display 0.5

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Given an angle, use calculator to evaluate trig

ratio

- Use your calculator to verify that the sine,

cosine and tangent of the following angles are

correct (to 4 decimals)

Angle A sin A cos A tan A

45o Sin 45o 0.7071 Cos 45o 0.7071 Tan 45o 1.0000

60o Sin 60o 0.8660 Cos 60o 0.5000 Tan 60o 1.7321

30o Sin 30o 0.5000 Cos 30o 0.8660 Tan 30o 0.5774

82.5o Sin 82.5o 0.9914 Cos 82.5o 0.1305 Tan 82.5o 7.5958

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Try it yourself...

- Find the values of the following trig ratios to

four decimal places

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Going backwards finding angles when we know a

trig ratio

- We can use the reverse operation of a trig ratio

to find the angle with the known trig ratio (n/m) - The inverse trig ratios are as follows
- Inverse of sin (n/m) is sin-1(n/m)
- Inverse of cos (n/m) is cos-1(n/m)
- Inverse of tan (n/m) is tan-1(n/m)

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Example inverse operation (sin A)

- Suppose we know the trig ratio and we want to

find the associated angle A.

- From SOHCAHTOA, we know that from the angle A, we

have the opposite side and the hypotenuse. - Therefore the SOH part helps us to know that we

use sin A O/H 4/5 - The inverse is thus sin-1(4/5) A
- A Sin-1 (4/5) 53.13o

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Example inverse operation (cos B)

- Suppose we know the trig ratio and we want to

find the associated angle B.

- From SOHCAHTOA, we know that from the angle B, we

have the adjacent side and the hypotenuse. - Therefore the CAH part helps us to know that we

use cos A A/H 4/5 - The inverse is thus cos-1(4/5) B
- B cos-1 (4/5) 36.87o

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Example inverse operation (tan A)

- Suppose we know the trig ratio and we want to

find the associated angle A.

- From SOHCAHTOA, we know that from the angle A, we

have the opposite side and the adjacent side. - Therefore the TOA part helps us to know that we

use tan A O/A 4/3 - The inverse is thus tan-1(4/3) A
- A tan-1 (4/3) 53.13o

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Try it yourself(use inverse)

- Use a calculator to find the measure of the

angles A and B.

Use SOHCAHTOA as a guide to what ratio to use.

m?A ? A. 38.7 B. 51.3 C. 53.1

m?B ? A. 38.7 B. 51.3 C. 53.1

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Perfect!

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- sin-1(x) is also referred to as arcsin(x)
- cos-1(x) is also referred to as arccos(x)
- tan-1(x) is also referred to as arctan(x)

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Finding the legs of a right

- Use trig ratios to find sides of a triangle.

Remember SOHCAHTOA!

- With reference to angle A,
- b is the length of side adjacent and
- a is the length of the side opposite the angle.
- the hypotenuse is given
- Strategy make an equation that uses only one leg

and the hypotenuse at a time.

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Finding the legs of a right

- The tangent ratio may not easily help you figure

out the legs a and b in this case. (SOHCAHTOA!)

Using tangent tan A O/A Substituting values

from the tgriangle tan 30o a/b From the

calculator tan 30o 0.5774 Thus tan 30o a/b

0.5774 a/b And, a 0.5774(b) GETS YOU

STUCK!

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Finding the legs of a right

- Using sine ratio to find the leg of a triangle.

Remember SOHCAHTOA!

Using sine sin A O/H Substituting values

from the tgriangle Sin 30o a/12 From the

calculator sin 30o 0.5 Thus sin 30o a/12

0.5 a/12 And a 0.5(12) 6

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Finding the legs of a right

- Using the cosine ratio to find legs of a

triangle. Remember SOHCAHTOA!

Using cosine cos A A/H Substituting values

from the tgriangle cos 30o b/12 From the

calculator cos 30o 0.8660 Thus cos 30o b/12

0.866 b/12 And b 0.866(12) 10.39

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Try it yourself legs

- Find the lengths of the legs of the triangle and

the third angle. Choose the correct answer.

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You got it!

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Finding the hypotenuse ...

- Use trig ratios to find the hypotenuse of a

triangle. Remember SOHCAHTOA!

- With reference to angle A,
- b is the length of side adjacent and
- 12 is the length of the side opposite the angle.
- c is the hypotenuse
- Strategy make an equation that uses only one

unkown at a time.

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Finding the hypotenuse ...

- Use trig ratios to find the hypotenuse of a

triangle. Remember SOHCAHTOA!

Since 12 is opposite to the angle, we use the

sine ratio Sine A O/H Substituting values

from the tgriangle sin 30o 12/c From the

calculator sin 30o 0.5 Thus sin 30o 12/c

or 0.5 12/c c 12/0.5 24

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Try it yourself hypotenuse

- Find the lengths of the hypotenuse, leg b and the

third angle. Choose the best answer.

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Putting it all together

- We now have the tools we need to solve any right

triangle (to determine the lengths of each and

all sides and the angles, given minimal

information) Remember SOHCAHTOA! - Typically you get two pieces of information
- One side length and one angle or
- Two sides lengths

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Solve the triangle (side angle)

- Given one side length and one angle, determine

the rest. Remember SOHCAHTOA !

Find measure of angle B and side lengths AC and

AB.

Since we know two angles (90 and 42) we can

determine the 3rd from the Triangle Angle Sum

Theorem m?B 1800 (900420) 480.

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Solve the triangle (side angle)

- Given one side length and one angle, determine

the rest. Remember SOHCAHTOA !

Strategy side with length 12 is opposite to

angle A. To find b, use tan A and to find c, use

sin A

sin A O/H sin 42 12/c 0.6691 12/c c

12/0.6691 c 17.93

tan A O/A tan 42 12/b 0.9004 12/b b

12/0.9004 b 13.33

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Try it yourself side angle

- Solve the triangle. Choose and check answer.

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Congratulations!

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Sorry, not correct!

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- You must have used the wrong ratio!
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Solve the triangle (2 sides)

- Given two side lengths, solve the triangle.

Remember SOHCAHTOA !

- Strategy
- use Pythagorean Theorem to find the 3rd side

length, a. - Use cosine ratio to find measure of angle A
- Use the Triangle Angle Sum Theorem to find the

measure of angle B.

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Solve the triangle (2 sides)

- Given two side lengths, solve the triangle.

Remember SOHCAHTOA !

- Using Pythagorean Theorem to find the 3rd side

length, a. - c2 a2 b2 Pythagorean Theorem
- 172 a2 102 Substituting values
- 289 a2 100 Evaluating the squares
- a2 289-100 Addition property of
- a2 189 Simplifying
- a sqrt(189) 13.75 Taking square root.

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Solve the triangle (2 sides)

- Given two side lengths, solve the triangle.

Remember SOHCAHTOA !

- Using cosine ratio to find measure of angle A
- cos A A/H (the CAH part)
- cos A 10/17 (substituting values)
- m?A cos-1(10/17) (inverse of cosine)
- m?A 53.97o (Calculator)

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Try it yourself(2 sides)

- Solve the triangle. Click to check your answer

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Real life Applications

- Trigonometry is used to solve real life problems.
- The following slides show a few examples where

trigonometry is used. - Search the Internet for more examples if you

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Real life example 1

- Measuring the height of trees

What would you need to know in order to calculate

the height of this tree? What trig ratio would

you use?

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Finding height of towers..

- Tall buildings (skyscrapers), towers and

mountains

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Solve real problem

- Assume the line in the middle of the drawn

triangle is perpendicular to the beach line. - How far is the island from the beach?

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Distance to the beach(Ans.)

- The distance we want is the shortest distance

?. - The tangent ratio can be used here
- tan 30o x/50
- 0.57735 x/50
- x 0.57735(50) 28.8675
- Therefore the island is about 29m from the beach.

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Real life example 1 Answer

- h is the height of the tree. That is what we are

looking for. - We need to know the angle of elevation ? and

also the horizontal distance from A to the bale

od the tree, x - The tangent ratio would be used
- tan ? h/x and so h xtan ?

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Congratulations

- Be proud of yourself. You have successfully

completed a crash course in basic trigonometry

and I expect you to be able to do well on this

strand in the Common Core States Standards test.

Print the certificate to show your achievement.

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Certificate of Completion

- I hereby certify that
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- has satisfactorily completed a basic course in

Introduction to Trigonometry on this day the

____________________ of the year 20___ - The bearer is qualified to solve some real world

problems using trigonometry. - Signed Nevermind E. Chigoba

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