Inverse Sine, Cosine and Tangent
The inverse of SOHCAHTOA
with inverse sine.
Inverse or sin-1 is an operation that uses the same two sides of a right triangle as sine does (opposite over hypotenuse) in order to find the measure of the angle (in this case b)
- sin-1(AC/AB) = measure of angle B
Key difference: Although both sine and inverse sine involve the opposite side and hypotenuse of a right triangle, the result of these two operations are very, very different. One operation (sine) finds the ratio of these two sides; the other operation, sine inverse, actually calculates the measure of the angle (B in the example above) using the opposite side and the hypotenuse.