# Why is the cosine of an obtuse angle negative?

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Nov 22, 2015

#### Answer:

Draw the cosine function between 0 and 180 degrees and you will learn why angles **negative**

#### Explanation:

Here is the graph of cosine:

As you can see, once the cosine function is **greater than 90** degrees, the value becomes **negative** .

**Between 0 and 90 degrees** , cosine is **positive** .

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