To quickly calculate the tangent of a certain angle, you can print the following table by downloading it below.

## Download tangent table

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A tangent table, also known as a trigonometric table, wouldn’t typically list out every single tangent value from 1 to degrees. Trigonometric tables are large and cumbersome to print out in their entirety. However, I can help you understand what a tangent table is and how to use it.

**What is a tangent table?**

A tangent table is a reference table that shows the tangent (tan) of an angle for various degree or radian values. The tangent function is one of the trigonometric functions used in trigonometry to relate the sides of a right triangle. It represents the ratio of the opposite side (opposite to the angle) to the adjacent side (adjacent to the angle) of a right triangle.

**How to use a tangent table:**

Tangent tables typically list the angle values (degrees or radians) in the first column. Subsequent columns might show the tangent values for those angles.

**Limitations of tangent tables:**

**Limited scope:**Tables typically only include values for a specific range of degrees or radians. They might not cover every single angle value.**Interpolation:**For angles not listed in the table, you would need to use interpolation techniques to estimate the tangent value.

**Alternatives to tangent tables:**

**Scientific calculators:**Most scientific calculators have built-in trigonometric functions, including tangent. You can simply input the angle value and get the tangent directly.**Online calculators:**Many websites offer online trigonometric calculators that allow you to calculate tangent values for any angle.

**Conclusion:**

While tangent tables were once a common tool for trigonometry calculations, they are less frequently used today due to the ease of using calculators. Understanding the concept of a tangent table can still be helpful, though, and some math textbooks or resources might include them for reference.