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Posted by **anoynomous** on Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 2:41pm.

tan-1 (1/7) + tan-1 (1/13) = tan-1(2/9)

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**Reiny**, Saturday, March 16, 2013 at 3:02pmlet tanA = 1/7 and tanB = 1/13

then tan(A+B) = (tanA + tanB)/( 1 - tanAtanB)

= (1/7 + 1/13)/(1 - (1/7)(1/13) )

= (20/91) / (90/91) = 20/90 = 2/9

and if we let tanC = 2/9

then A + B = C

thus tan^-1 (1/7) + tan^-1 (1/13) = tan^-1 (2/9)

check with your calculator

take 2nd Tan (1/7) = 8.13010..

take 2nd Tan(1/13) = 4.39871

add them: 12.5288..

take 2nd Tan(2/9) = 12.5288..