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# What happens to the tangent of an angle as the measure of the angle gets close to ninety degrees?

Updated: 4/28/2022

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As you approach from less than 90Ã‚Â°, the tangent of the angle increases towards positive infinity.

As you approach from greater than 90Ã‚Â°, the tangent approaches negative infinity.

Example:

• tan(89Ã‚Â°) = 57.29
• tan(89.9Ã‚Â°) = 572.96
• tan(91Ã‚Â°) = -57.29
• tan(90.1Ã‚Â°) = -572.96

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