# How do you calculate #tan^-1 (12.4304)#?

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#### Explanation:

One can compute

Approximately

#### Explanation:

Within the context of this question if you take tangent of the angle

Writing:

Another way of writing

They both mean the same thing. I much prefer the second one as there is no confusion as to what it means when someone first comes across the format

They, in error, could think this means

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In this case the tangent is the ratio

The amount of up or down for the amount of 1 along.

This should sound familiar!

Using the calculator

Approximately