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# Sine, Cosine, Tangent buttons malfunctioning

My sine, cosine, and tangent buttons are malfunctioning. They are coming out smaller numbers than they should be. For example, when i type in the sine of 36, it comes out and a negative .9918 instead of .5878

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• tessa_o55 May 18, 2009

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