TAN()

TAN()

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The TAN() function returns the tangent of a value.

 

 

Format

 

TAN(expr)

 

where

 

exprevaluates to a number or a numeric array.

 

 

The TAN() function returns the tangent of expr. Angles are measured in degrees.

 

If expr is a numeric array (a dynamic array where all elements are numeric), the TAN() function operates on each element in turn and returns a numeric array with the same structure as expr.

 

 

Example

 

OPP = ADJ * TAN(ANGLE)

 

This statement finds the length of the opposite side of a right angled triangle from the length of the adjacent side and the angle between it and the hypotenuse.

 

 

See also:

ACOS(), ASIN(), ATAN(), COS(), SIN()