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FoxTrot by Bill Amend for June 07, 2015

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    TEMPLO S.U.D.  almost 6 years ago

    I don’t get it.

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    whims  almost 6 years ago

    It’s the trigonometric tangent function: in degrees, tan(135)=-1, etc….

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    JonGl Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    I think that of all the geeky strips that Amend has done, this has got to be the geekiest of them all! Hilarious!

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    su43dipta  almost 6 years ago

    ..“working on our tans”!! hilarious!!

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    ChukLitl Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    It’s Greek to me.

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    Nachikethass  almost 6 years ago

    I hate Trigonometry and Calculus! I can live with Algebra, though!

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    DaveTheInverted  almost 6 years ago

    But…who does trig in degrees? Or is this a meta thing where Amend doesn’t think the audience would grok radians?

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    AlanM  almost 6 years ago

    Degrees because most of us think in rectangular coordinates not in polar coordinates. Tan is just y/x in rectangular coordinates. I’ve never been able to wrap my head around grads.

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    cj7ole  almost 6 years ago

    Glad to see I am not the only CE that reads the comics.

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    P51Strega  almost 6 years ago

    What’s your angle here?

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    Prey  almost 6 years ago

    If a couple sign the register, is that a cosine?

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    wcorvi  almost 6 years ago

    From the comments, there are 10 kinds of people – those who understand binary, and those who don’t.

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    NeedaChuckle Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    I am horrible at math but I got this. I design and build stuff and need to use Trig a lot for angles. Its that X and Y stuff that confuses me!

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    i_am_the_jam  almost 6 years ago

    I’m glad I’m on the minority that DOES get this joke without asking questions :D :D :D

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    Aaberon  almost 6 years ago

    I admire the mathematical mind as mine is somewhat limited; the’ working on our tans’ is a really great chuckler for the day!!

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    cubswin2016  almost 6 years ago

    Even though this looks weird, it is still safer than the normal way.

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    Retired Dude Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    The only time I use trigonometry is when I’m playing 8-ball.

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    Stephen Gilberg  almost 6 years ago

    Nerd jokes are what led me to like this comic in the first place.

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    RR208  almost 6 years ago

    A couple of really Tan Gents.Thanks!

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    Get fuzzy 4527  almost 6 years ago

    General Class was easy, Extra Class is probably easy for “Elmer’s”.

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    patsy62  almost 6 years ago

    Geeks rule.

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    ChukLitl Premium Member almost 6 years ago

    Spherical trig for navigation was fun because it went to it’s origins.

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    ksu71  almost 6 years ago

    True nerds would use radians: 3π/4, π/3, π/2

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    DougMcNutt  almost 6 years ago

    A bit late but the square root of 3 demands knowledge of the x^2 + y^2 = z^2 rule for right triangles. And the only reason for radians is to make d/dx (sin(x)) = cos(x). It’s the degrees that make the sqrt(3) exactly correct.

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