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Level : High School

I am stuck on a tangent? Is there a relationship between the tangent of a curve(line touching the curve at one point) and tangent (the trigonometric function)?

Thanks for your help.


Sure: Start with a circle whose radius is 1 and centre is C, a point A on the circle, and a point B on the line tangent to the circle at A. Then the TANGENT of angle ACB is the length of the segment AB intercepted by that angle on the tangent line.


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