Calculate cos(255)°

Since our angle is greater than 180 and less than or equal to 270 degrees, it is located in Quadrant III

In the third quadrant, the values for tan are positive only.

255 is an obtuse angle since it is greater than 90°

cos(255) = -0.78

Since 255° is less than 90, we can express this in terms of a cofunction

cos(θ) = sin(90 - θ) = sin(90 - 255) = sin(-165)

θ° | θ^{radians} | sin(θ) | cos(θ) | tan(θ) | csc(θ) | sec(θ) | cot(θ) |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

0° | 0 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 0 |

30° | π/6 | 1/2 | √3/2 | √3/3 | 2 | 2√3/3 | √3 |

45° | π/4 | √2/2 | √2/2 | 1 | √2 | √2 | 1 |

60° | π/3 | √3/2 | 1/2 | √3 | 2√3/3 | 2 | √3/3 |

90° | π/2 | 1 | 0 | N/A | 1 | 0 | N/A |

120° | 2π/3 | √3/2 | -1/2 | -√3 | 2√3/3 | -2 | -√3/3 |

135° | 3π/4 | √2/2 | -√2/2 | -1 | √2 | -√2 | -1 |

150° | 5π/6 | 1/2 | -√3/2 | -√3/3 | 2 | -2√3/3 | -√3 |

180° | π | 0 | -1 | 0 | 0 | -1 | N/A |

210° | 7π/6 | -1/2 | -√3/2 | √3/3 | -2 | -2√3/3 | -√3 |

225° | 5π/4 | -√2/2 | -√2/2 | 1 | -√2 | -√2 | 1 |

240° | 4π/3 | -√3/2 | -1/2 | -√3 | -2√3/3 | -2 | -√3/3 |

270° | 3π/2 | -1 | 0 | N/A | -1 | 0 | N/A |

300° | 5π/3 | -√3/2 | 1/2 | -√3 | -2√3/3 | 2 | -√3/3 |

315° | 7π/4 | -√2/2 | √2/2 | -1 | -√2 | √2 | -1 |

330° | 11π/6 | -1/2 | √3/2 | -√3/3 | -2 | 2√3/3 | -√3 |