How to Calculate Cosec on a Calculator

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How to Calculate Cosec on a Calculator
Don't calculate cosec by hand. (Jupiterimages/Photos.com/Getty Images)

The cosecant (or cosec) function is the reciprocal of the sine function. While many calculators have a sine function, they rarely have a cosecant function. However, using a calculator is still the easiest way to find cosecant. You simply have to enter cosecant as 1 / sine.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Calculator with trig functions (sin, cos, tan)

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Press the "(" key, then "1," then the division key. On the display, it should look like this: (1/

  2. 2

    Press the "SIN" key. So far, it should look like this on the display: (1/sin(.

  3. 3

    Type in the value you wish to find the cosecant of.

  4. 4

    Press the ")" key twice, then press "=" or "ENTER."

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