Memory Tricks for Trigonometry

In the post titled Trigonometry Formula Memorization Trick, I agreed to write about a simple memory trick for memorizing the value of all major angles of different trigonometry ratios like sin30, cos45, tan60, etc. So here you go –

Values of Trigonometric Angles

Let’s start with most commonly used angles of Sin. The angles are 0°, 30° (?/6), 45° (?/4), 60° (?/3), 90° (?/2). For these angles we’ve to make fractions for which we’ve to write 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4 in the numerators and write 4 in the denominator of each fraction. After that take the square root of each of these fractions and there you are. Refer to the table below for better understanding.

For Cosine we simply have to write the results of Sin in reverse order. Refer to the table below. The values in the Cos row is in reverse order to that of Sin row.

Tan is very simple. You just have to remember that Tan=Sin/Cos. Hence, to get the value of Tan we’ve to divide values of angles of Sin from SinA row by values of angles of Cos from CosA row. I am glad that of late, many QuickerMaths.com readers have started participating actively in discussions (comments) under various posts. A quick calculation trick/technique/method from your side can also be posted on QuickerMaths.com. You just have to write it properly and send it to me at vineetpatawari@gmail.com.  Don’t forget to write a brief description (2-3 lines) of yours, to be added at the end of the post. Vineet Patawari

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12 thoughts to “Memory Tricks for Trigonometry”

1. kai says:

how to get sine formule?

2. Ankit says:

Nice trick. Very Useful

3. knn mayya says:

In a right angled triangled whose sides are positive integers with a base unit 24 . what is the max area unit for the above base is concerned ?,

4. Shaun says:

I remember many concepts in math class where remembering how to construct a table was easier that understanding how the math works. It’s definitely useful to help guide you towards a correct answer, but eventually, you realize that the time spent recreating this table of shortcuts to constantly reference on exams isn’t as helpful as doing lots of practice questions until you understand the concepts and can work through the problems without the tables.

5. pessimist says:

dese tricks r really helpful but we wud love 2 have more tricks i mean number systems,remainder problems ,%age, n profit loss .

1. Ruchir sahoo says:

I have to know short tricks about %,profit&loss.

6. Biswo Jha says:

Aren’t there any such tricks for higher level mathematics, Such as for derivatives , integrations .

7. ABBAS says:

HOW TO GET COSEC’s FORMULA

1. debasis says:

cossec is 1/sin or opposite of sine
for example cossec30 = 1/sin 30 or 2(1/1/2=2)

8. sumith says:

very nice trick

9. kiran says:

very good trick. very useful thank you