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# 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?

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- 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.

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