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From: Jockky <mathsman>
To: Teacher2Teacher Public Discussion
Date: 2002031520:17:48
Subject: Trig Contd

SohCahToa
sounds like :  Sock it to her

Some Old Hags Can Always Hide Their Old Age

Once you can remember the above:
Soh stands for Sine is Opposite over Hypotenuse 
   cah = Cosine is Adjacent over Hypotenuse
   toa = Tangent is Opposite over Adjacent.  

S=o/a  C=a/h  T=o/a   ....learn the abbreviations	

Then using the information given to you in the question,
make sure you complete the diagram, putting on  H,O,A   --FIRST--

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