How are the 6 basic trigonometric functions related to right triangles?
The six basic trigonometric functions are:
Take the following triangle for example:
Let the angle marked at A be
The longest side of the triangle is the hypotenuse, the side next to the angle is the adjacent and the side opposite to it is the opposite.
Now if we the triangle were to have sides 3, 4 and 5 units long such that
The six basic trigonometric functions would be: