# All Silver Tea Cups - Mnemonic for remembering the signs of trigonometric ratios

Did you know that the signs of the trigonometric ratios can be remembered by the phrase ALL SILVER TEA CUPS “?

• A in “All” stands for all the ratios in the first quadrant are positive
• S in the “Silver” is for Sine and Cosecant in the second quadrant are alone positive
• T in “Tea” is for Tan and Cotangent in the third quadrant are alone positive and
• C in the “Cups” for the Cosine and Secant in the 4th quadrant are alone positive.

Here are a couple of examples on Clay6 for the above tip http://clay6.com/qa/1046/ and http://clay6.com/qa/1000