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Let us recall that if the sum of the two acute angles is \(90^{\circ}\), then the angles are said to be complementary.

In a right-angled triangle, the sum of two acute angles are \(90^{\circ}\).

That is, we can say that the two acute angles in a right-angled triangle are complementary.

Consider the triangle \(PQR\) right-angled at \(P\).

Here \(R\) and \(Q\) are complementary angles.

Therefore if \(\angle R\) \(=\) \(\theta\), then \(\angle Q\) \(=\) \(90^{\circ} - \theta\).

Let us write all the trigonometric ratios with respect to \(\angle R\) \(=\) \(\theta\) in a table.

**\(1\):**

*Table*Trigonometric ratio | Relationship with the \(\Delta PQR\) | Trigonometric ratio | Relationship with the \(\Delta PQR\) |

\(\sin \theta\) | \(\sin \theta\) \(=\) \(\frac{PQ}{RQ}\) | \(\text{cosec}\,\theta\) | \(\text{cosec}\,\theta\) \(=\) \(\frac{RQ}{PQ}\) |

\(\cos \theta\) | \(\cos \theta\) \(=\) \(\frac{PR}{RQ}\) | \(\sec \theta\) | \(\sec \theta\) \(=\) \(\frac{RQ}{PR}\) |

\(\tan \theta\) | \(\tan \theta\) \(=\) \(\frac{PQ}{PR}\) | \(\cot \theta\) | \(\cot \theta\) \(=\) \(\frac{PR}{PQ}\) |

Now let us write all the trigonometric ratios with respect to \(\angle Q\) \(=\) \(90^{\circ} - \theta\) in a table.

**\(2\):**

*Table*Trigonometric ratio | Relationship with the \(\Delta PQR\) | Trigonometric ratio | Relationship with the \(\Delta PQR\) |

\(\sin (90^{\circ} - \theta)\) | \(\sin (90^{\circ} - \theta)\) \(=\) \(\frac{PR}{RQ}\) | \(\text{cosec}\,(90^{\circ} - \theta)\) | \(\text{cosec}\,(90^{\circ} - \theta)\) \(=\) \(\frac{RQ}{PR}\) |

\(\cos (90^{\circ} - \theta)\) | \(\cos (90^{\circ} - \theta)\) \(=\) \(\frac{PQ}{RQ}\) | \(\sec (90^{\circ} - \theta)\) | \(\sec (90^{\circ} - \theta)\) \(=\) \(\frac{RQ}{PQ}\) |

\(\tan (90^{\circ} - \theta)\) | \(\tan (90^{\circ} - \theta)\) \(=\) \(\frac{PR}{PQ}\) | \(\cot (90^{\circ} - \theta)\) | \(\cot (90^{\circ} - \theta)\) \(=\) \(\frac{PQ}{PR}\) |

Comparing the tables \(1\) and \(2\), we arrive at the following identities.

**1.**\(\sin \theta\) \(=\) \(\cos (90^{\circ} - \theta)\)

**2.**\(\cos \theta\) \(=\) \(\sin (90^{\circ} - \theta)\)

**3.**\(\tan \theta\) \(=\) \(\cot (90^{\circ} - \theta)\)

**4.**\(\text{cosec}\,\theta\) \(=\) \(\sec (90^{\circ} - \theta)\)

**5.**\(\sec \theta\) \(=\) \(\text{cosec}(90^{\circ} - \theta)\)

**6.**\(\cot \theta\) \(=\) \(\tan (90^{\circ} - \theta)\)