What ratio best describes the tangent function?

4 years ago
OpenStudy (tkhunny):

$$\dfrac{sine}{cosine}$$

4 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

Well, by tangent, do you mean the ratio of sine to cosine like $$\tan(x)$$ (like @tkhunny wrote?) or are you referring to the tangent line of a function like the one that only touches a function at one spot?

4 years ago