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# What does cosine mean on a calculator?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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The same thing that cosine means in trigonometry, a calculator just allows you to calculate such functions quickly.

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### How do you find the angle of a cosine?

You mean, you have the cosine, and want the angle? That is called arc-cosine, often written as cos-1x. Your scientific calculator should have a "shift" key or something similar, which you press, followed by the cosine key. That will give you the inverse cosine or arc-cosine.

### What does tangent on a scientific calculator mean?

It is a trigonometric function, equivalent to the sine of an angle divided by the cosine of the same angle.

### How do you acquire secant in scientific calculator?

You can calculate the cosine and then its reciprocal.

### What is the cosine formula in trig?

so what you do is Soh Cah Toa, Cah for cosine so if you have a triangle you do the length of the adjacent divided by hypotenuse and the number you get (the rest depends on the calculator) you press 2nd or shift then cos button on your calculator. remember the calculator must be scientific the actual formula is cosine theta=a h then you write the numbers in and you should know the rest

### How do you find the cosin of a right triangle?

put in cosine in your calculator and then take the cosine of the length of the adjacent length over the length of the hypotenuses length

### Where is arcosine on a TI-84 calculator?

It is labeled as "cos-1" on the calculator. But arcosine and inverse cosine are just two names for the same thing.

### How do you solve cosine 140?

Well, the usual way would be to use a scientific calculator - one that has support for trigonometric functions such as cosine. Make sure the calculator is set to "degrees", since I assume the "140" represents degrees. Of course you might also use the infinite series for the cosine function (which is basically what the calculator does). Convert the angle to radians, then use the infinite Tailor series: cos x = 1 - x2/2! + x4/4! - x6/6! + ...

### What is cos on a scientific calculator?

Short for cosine. Check this site out for detailed info. http://www.clarku.edu/~djoyce/trig/

### What is cosine of 23 degree angle?

This can be done on a graphing calculator by making sure you have your calculator in degrees mode, and then tentering the cos(23). You get an answer of 0.9205048535.

### How do you do a cosine regression on a graphic calculator?

I don't believe the graphic calculator has a cosine regression tool, but if you go to STAT, and CALC, there is a sin regression tool. If you hit enter on that then insert your L values, it will come up with a sin regression. The sin regression should be the same as a cosine regression, except that the sin regression should have a different value of C, usually getting rid of the value of C altogether will give you the correct regression.

### How do you get cosine of 70 degrees?

Note: When doing trigonometry, it is highly recommeded that you have a scientific calculator at hand. Also, make sure your calculator is in Degree (D or Deg) mode and not Radian (R or Rad). To find the cosine of 70o, press 'cos', then type in 70, then press equals. You should get 0.342 (to the nearest 3 decimal places).