Video: Finding the Tangent Function of a Given Angle

Calculate tan 38°48′ giving your answer to four decimal places.

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Calculate tan of 38 degrees 48 minutes, giving your answer to four decimal places.

One degree is equal to 60 minutes. In this question, we need to convert 48 minutes into degrees. 48 divided by 60 is equal to 0.8. This means that 38 degrees and 48 minutes is the same as 38.8 degrees. tan of 38.8 degrees is equal to 0.8040 to four decimal places.

This means that tan of 38 degrees and 48 minutes is equal to 0.8040.

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