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Inverse Tangent

Inverse Tangent

Author: Graham Pardun

This lesson will introduce the inverse tangent ratio, and demonstrate how to apply it to solve for an unknown angle of a right triangle.

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The Inverse Tangent Function (Also Known As Arctangent)

Arctangent is the inverse of tangent -- so I'll review what "tangent" means in the first place, and what an inverse function is in general. Then we'll go through the process of using the arctangent function to determine unknown angles, and all will become clear!