Solving Trig equation
posted by Anonymous on .
Solve the trig equation exactly in the interval 0≤x≤2π.
tan x + tan π/3
 = square root 3
1  tan x tan π/3

you should recognize that they are using the formula
tan(A+B) = (tanA + tanB)/(1  tanAtanB)
so
(tanx + tan π/3)/(1  tanxtan(π/3) = √3
becomes
tan(x+π/3) = √3 ,
I know tan 60° or tan 240° = √3 OR tan π/3 or tan 4π/3 = √3
so x+π/3 = π/3 OR x+π/3 = 4π/3
x = 0 or x = π
but the period of tanx is π
so
x = 0 , π , 2π