cosecant, secant, contangent?
could u explain what these are
i know that they are the reciprocal ratios but when and why do u use them?
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavourite answer
Consider the trig functions sine, cosine, and tangent. Cosecant is the reciprocal function of sine; secant is the reciprocal of cosine, and cotangent is the reciprocal of tangent.
Let's assume that the sine of a certain angle is 5/6 (opposite over hypotenuse). The reciprocal relationship, cosecant, of that same angle would be 6/5 (hypotenuse over opposite). The same goes for the other functions.