# How do you find the tantheta for an angle in standard position if the terminal side passes through the point (-2, -5)?

Mar 12, 2017

#### Explanation:

When given the point, $\left(x , y\right)$, on the terminal side:

$\tan \left(\theta\right) = \frac{y}{x}$

Given the point $\left(- 2 , - 5\right)$

$\tan \left(\theta\right) = \frac{- 5}{-} 2$

$\tan \left(\theta\right) = 2.5$