Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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ISBN 10: 0-13446-914-3
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Chapter 4 - Section 4.3 - Right Triangle Trigonometry - Exercise Set - Page 563: 78


It is less than 1.

Work Step by Step

The trigonometric ratios apply to the right angle triangle and in the right angle triangle the largest side is the hypotenuse. So, the ratio of $\frac{\text{opposite}}{\text{hypotenuse}}\,\text{ and }\,\frac{\text{adjacent}}{\text{hypotenuse}}$ will be less than $1$ because the denominator has the hypotenuse (the largest side).
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