Relative
to angle A, this is how the sides of a right triangle
would be labeled. |

**The tangent of
angle A equals the length of the opposite side divided by the
length of the adjacent side.**

**We could write:**

**tan(A) = opp / adj**

**So, for
example, if the length of the opposite side was 6 and the
length of the adjacent side was 8, then we would write:**

**tan(A) = 6 / 8**

**tan(A) = 0.7500**