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Returns the tangent of a number in radians.

  • Radians to Degrees - divide number by (Math.PI / 180).
  • Degrees to Radians - multiply number by (Math.PI * 180).
  • Like all class methods tan() should be used on the class rather than an instance of the class.


Signature Description
Math.tan(value)Returns the tangent of a number in radians.


Parameter Description
valueThe value you wish to find the tangent of a number in radians of:
  • Non-numeric strings returns NaN.
  • Passing no parameter returns NaN.
  • Passing null returns 0.


The code below displays tan() usage.

 * Store results in an array.
var tanValues = new Array(6);
tanValues[0] = Math.tan(-1);
tanValues[1] = Math.tan(0);
tanValues[2] = Math.tan('0.75');
tanValues[3] = Math.tan('a string');
tanValues[4] = Math.tan();
tanValues[5] = Math.tan(null);

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