remembering soh cah toa
SOH CAH TOA
To remember the order -
Sex On Hard Concrete Always Hurts The Outer Area
Sin (angle) x Opp / Hyp
Cos (angle) x Adj / Hyp
Tan (angle) x Opp / Adj
1. Draw an accurate representation of the problem.
2. Label the triangle's sides O, A and H (O for Opposite the angle, A for Adjacent to the angle and H for the Hypotenuse)
3. Cross out either O or A or H - the one with no relevance to the question.
4. Only one Ratio Triangle will be unaffected so far, write it out.
5. Re-write the Ratio Triangle with the real information from the problem.
6. Use the information and Solve The Problem.