# What are the dire

As per the definition of direction cosines, the cosine values of the angles formed by the directed line with the x-axis, y-axis and z-axis.

Here we consider the directed line to be the x-axis.

So from the below figure, we can say,

α = the angle formed by the x-axis with x-axis = 0°

β = the angle formed by the x-axis with y-axis = 90°

γ = the angle formed by the x-axis with y-axis = 90° Therefore,

cos α = cos 0° = 1

cos β = cos 90° = 0

cos γ = cos 90° = 0

Hence the direction cosines of x-axis are 1, 0, 0.

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