# What is the formula for SOH CAH TOA?

## What is the formula for SOH CAH TOA?

Sohcahtoa

Soh… | Sine = Opposite / Hypotenuse |
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…cah… | Cosine = Adjacent / Hypotenuse |

…toa | Tangent = Opposite / Adjacent |

**What is the formula of cos and sin?**

The Sine of the Angle(sin A) = the length of the opposite side / the length of the hypotenuse. The Cosine of the Angle(cos A) = the length of the adjacent side / the length of the hypotenuse. The Tangent of the Angle(tan A) = the length of the opposite side /the length of the adjacent side.

**How do you learn sin Cos tan?**

An alternate way to remember the letters for Sin, Cos, and Tan is to memorize the nonsense syllables Oh, Ah, Oh-Ah (i.e. /oʊ ə ˈoʊ. ə/) for O/H, A/H, O/A. Or, to remember all six functions, Sin, Cos, Tan, Cot, Sec, and Csc, memorize the syllables O/H, A/H, Oh/Ah, Ah/Oh, H/A, H/O (i.e. /oʊ ə ˈoʊ.

### How do you know when to use sin cos or tan?

Sin is used when given the opposite and the hypotenuse [Sinx = Opposite/Hypothenuse] SOH Cos is used when given the adjacent and the hypotenuse [CosX=Adjacent/Hypothenuse] CAH Tan is used when given the opposite and adjacent [TanX= opposite / Adjacent] TOA.

**What is sin, cos, and Tan for a beginner?**

Sin is equal to the side opposite the angle that you are conducting the functions on over the hypotenuse which is the longest side in the triangle. Cos is adjacent over hypotenuse. And tan is opposite over adjacent, which means tan is sin/cos. this can be proved with some basic algebra. (2 votes)

**What do you use sin, cos, and Tan for?**

Sin stands for sine, cos stands for cosine, and tan stands for tangent. They are used in trigonometry to find the lengths of sides.

## How do you use sin, cos, and Tan?

Sine, Cosine and Tangent. Sine, Cosine and Tangent (often shortened to sin, cos and tan) are each a ratio of sides of a right angled triangle: For a given angle θ each ratio stays the same. no matter how big or small the triangle is. To calculate them: Divide the length of one side by another side.