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## How do you find the COS of an angle?

In any right triangle, the cosine of an angle is the length of the adjacent side (A) divided by the length of the hypotenuse (H). In a formula, it is written simply as ‘cos’.

**What is the cosine of a 30 angle?**

0.8660

Cos 30° = √3/2 Therefore, the exact value of cos 30 degrees is written as 0.8660 approx. √3/2 is the value of Cos 30° which is a trigonometric ratio or trigonometric function of a particular angle.

### What angle has a COS of?

Reference angles

Cosine | Tangent | |
---|---|---|

Quadrant I | + | + |

Quadrant II | – | – |

Quadrant III | – | + |

Quadrant IV | + | – |

**What does the cosine of an angle represent?**

The cosine (often abbreviated “cos”) is the ratio of the length of the side adjacent to the angle to the length of the hypotenuse. And the tangent (often abbreviated “tan”) is the ratio of the length of the side opposite the angle to the length of the side adjacent.

## How do you solve for cos?

It can be in either of these forms:

- cos(C) = a2 + b2 − c2 2ab.
- cos(A) = b2 + c2 − a2 2bc.
- cos(B) = c2 + a2 − b2 2ca.

**How do you find the cosine?**

Let us consider a right-angled triangle with one of its acute angles to be x. Then the cosine formula is, cos x = (adjacent side) / (hypotenuse), where “adjacent side” is the side adjacent to the angle x, and “hypotenuse” is the longest side (the side opposite to the right angle) of the triangle.

### What is the COS 45 Apex?

1/√2

The value of cos 45° is equal to 1/√2.

**What is the symbol for cosine?**

cos

The ratio of the adjacent side of a right triangle to the hypotenuse is called the cosine and given the symbol cos.

## Why is cosine called cosine?

The word “sine” (Latin “sinus”) comes from a Latin mistranslation by Robert of Chester of the Arabic jiba, which is a transliteration of the Sanskrit word for half the chord, jya-ardha. The word “cosine” derives from a contraction of the Medieval Latin “complementi sinus”.