# Homework Help: Math: Trigonometry

## Recent Homework Questions About Trigonometry

**trig**

a plane flying 33,000 ft is 130 miles from the airport when it begins to descend if the angle of descent is constant find this angle

*Monday, October 1, 2012 by gabby*

**Math, Trig**

The high level bridge, a railway bridge that crosses the Oldman River is over 1km long. From one point on the river, the angle of elevation of the top of the bridge is 62.6 degrees. From a point 20m closer to the bridge, the angle of elevation of the top of the bridge is 72.8 ...

*Monday, October 1, 2012 by Sonny*

**trig**

i have to draw a flat unit circle all the way to 4 pi in radians. i can get to 2 pi but i have trouble finding the radians if i went one more time around the unit circle.

*Friday, September 28, 2012 by sally*

**Math/Trig**

An airplane leaves an airport and flies due west 150 miles and then 170 miles in the direction 210°50'. Assuming the Earth is flat, how far is the plane from the airport at this time (to the nearest mile)

*Thursday, September 27, 2012 by Jackie*

**Precalc/Trig**

wave is modeled by the function ... h(t) = 3cos(p/10)*t What is the period of the wave (T) *frequency (F) is defined as the number of cycles of the motion per second. What is the relationship between F and T? Find the wave height (H) which is the vertical distance between the ...

*Wednesday, September 26, 2012 by George*

**Trig**

A ladder is resting against a wall. The ladder and the ground and angle of 40 degrees and the ladder is 4 ft. from the wall. How long is the ladder?

*Tuesday, September 25, 2012 by Dayna*

**Trig**

A sprinkler on a golf green is set to spray water over a distance of 20 meters and to rotate through an angle of 160°. Find the area of the region that can be irrigated with the sprinkler. (Round your answer to two decimal places.) I really have no idea how to go about this ...

*Monday, September 24, 2012 by Danya*

**Trig**

Two ships leave the same port at 7.am. The first ship sails towards europe on a 54 degree course at a constant rate of 36 mi/h. The second ship,neither a tropical destination, sails on a 144 degree course at a constant speed of 42 mi/h. Find the distance between the ships at ...

*Monday, September 24, 2012 by Pcwest*

**trig**

A boat is 23 mi due west of lighthouse A. Lighthouse B is 14 mi due north of lighthousenA. Find the bearing of lighthouse B from the boat and the distance from lighthousenB tho the boat.

*Monday, September 24, 2012 by Pcwest*

**trig**

A boat is 23 mi due west of lighthouse A. Lighthouse B is 14 mi due north of lighthousenA. Find the bearing of lighthouse B from the boat and the distance from lighthousenB tho the boat.

*Monday, September 24, 2012 by Pcwest*

**Trig**

A cylindrical tank, 6 foot in radius, lies on it's side parallel and against the side of a warehouse. A ladder leans against the building, passes over and just touches the tank, and has a slope of -3/4. Find the equation of the ladder and the length of the ladder

*Sunday, September 23, 2012 by Mary*

**trig**

A woman that is 5'4" stands 15 ft from a streetlight and casts a four-foot long shadow. Determine the height of the streetlight and the degree measure of the angle of elevation form the tip of her shadow to the top of the streetlight, both accurate to two decimal places.

*Sunday, September 23, 2012 by paige*

**Trig**

A 16 - foot ladder leaning against the side of a house reaches 12 feet up the side of the house. What angle does the ladder make with the ground

*Sunday, September 23, 2012 by Bri*

**TRIG**

A circular power saw has an 8-1/2 inch diameter blade that rotates at 4400 revolutions per minute. a)Find the angular speed of the saw blade in radians per minute. b)Find the linear speed in feet per minute of one of the 24 cutting teeth as they contact the wood being cut. I'd...

*Sunday, September 23, 2012 by Daisy*

**math/trig**

A flagpole casts a shadow 44 ft with the sun angle of elevation is 60.5 degrees. Find the height of the flagpole and at what angle is the shadow twice as long?

*Monday, September 17, 2012 by john*

**math/trig**

A 16 ft ladder casts a shadow 44 ft with the sun angle of elevation is 60.5 degrees. Find the height of the flagpole and at what angle is the shadow twice as long?

*Monday, September 17, 2012 by John*

**trig**

(a) sketch an angle A in standard position whose terminal ray passses through the point (1,-4) (b) Find the exact value of the six trigonometric functions of A, (c) Let B be the reference angle of A. Find a point on the terminal rsy of B in standard position and add B to your ...

*Saturday, September 15, 2012 by patrick*

**trig**

find the reference angle of -20000 and express the six trigonometric functions of -20000 in terms of the six trigonometric functions of its reference angle.

*Saturday, September 15, 2012 by patrick*

**trig**

my question is find all angles of theta and 2pi whose reference angle is alpha = pi/12. Give exact answers. i cannot for the live of me find this

*Saturday, September 15, 2012 by patrick*

**Algebra 2/Trig**

A 5'6" person is standing near a light post that is 18' above the ground. How long is the man's shadow when he is 5' from the base of the light post?

*Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by No Name*

**math trig**

lets say you have a tree or a flagpole. Describe how you would measure this object using right angled triganometry

*Friday, August 31, 2012 by James*

**trig**

what is the value of sin 70

*Friday, August 31, 2012 by bhola*

**trig**

how to prove ; tan 10 degrees + tan 70 degrees - tan 50 degrees = sqrt 3

*Friday, August 31, 2012 by victor_hery*

**trig**

prove that there exists no smallest possitive real number dose there exist a smallest positive rational number given a real number x, does there exist a smallest real y>x?

*Tuesday, August 28, 2012 by Sarah*

**Math (Trig/pre-calculus)**

some stars are so far away that their position appear fixed as earth orbits the sun. other stars, however, appear over time to shift their positions relative to the background of "fixed" stars. suppose that the star shown below appears to shift through an arc of theta = 0 ...

*Thursday, August 23, 2012 by Anonymous*

**trig**

Imagine that you are sitting 6 feet away from a television that is hung on a wall. The top of the TV is 8 feet off the ground. Which function correctly represents the angle that you make with the top of your television?

*Wednesday, August 15, 2012 by Alex*

**trig**

Let be an angle in standard position and the point (a, b) be the point of intersection of the terminal side of with the unit circle. State the unit circle definitions of the six trigonometric functions. cos = sec = sin = csc = tan = cot =

*Monday, August 13, 2012 by Anonymous*

**trig**

find the exact value of the expression , sin-1(-0.5)

*Monday, August 13, 2012 by cindi*

**trig**

Construct the equations of the following trigonometric functions: A)A sine function with amplitude 2, period , phase shift /3 right B)A tangent function with a reflection in the y-axis, period ¾, translation up 5 units C)A cosine function with period 270°, translation down ...

*Sunday, August 12, 2012 by Christina*

**trig**

For the function -2sin(x-(pi/3)) between x = 0 and x = 2 : (6 marks) For what value(s) of x does y have its maximum value? For what value(s) of x does y have its minimum value? For what value(s) of x does y=1?

*Sunday, August 12, 2012 by Christina*

**trig**

Determine the period, amplitude and phase shift for each given function: A)y = -4 cos 3x + 5 B)y = 2/3 sin (30x-90degrees)-10 c)y = -0.38 tan (x/3+pi/3) d)y = pi cos(2x)+ pi

*Sunday, August 12, 2012 by noel*

**trig**

Please help to find the value of: Sin 17 degree.

*Thursday, August 9, 2012 by Anonymous*

**trig**

(sec 8 x - 1)/(sec 4x -1) = tan 8x/tan 4x Prove it!

*Thursday, August 9, 2012 by vidhu*

**algebra/trig**

1. which number below is irrational? a)√4/9 b) √20 c)√121 Why is the number you chose irrational? 2. express in simplest form: √48-5√27+2√75 3. solve for x: (√x+2)-3=0

*Tuesday, August 7, 2012 by Carla*

**algebra/trig**

1. f(x)=x^3+5 does f(x) have an inverse? if so, find the inverse and decide if it is a function. 2. if f(x)= 3x+1 and g(x)= x^2-1, find (f∙ g)(2) 3. if f(x)= (2x)^2, find f(-4) thank you :)

*Tuesday, August 7, 2012 by Carla*

**Calculus 1 Integration Trig Inverse**

integral of (4/(x times the square root of (x^2-1)) + (1+x+x^3)/(1+x^2)dx

*Monday, July 30, 2012 by Anonymous*

**Caculus:Integration Inverse Trig**

integral of (4/(x times the square root of( x^2-1)) + (1+x+x^3)/(1+x^2)dx

*Monday, July 30, 2012 by Pam*

**trig**

find sin theta and tan theta if cos theta = 2/3 and cot theta is >0 and find cos theta and cot theta if sin theta = 1/3 and tan theta is <0 thanks! :)

*Thursday, July 26, 2012 by skye*

**Trig Functions**

Which of the following lists contains only functions with vertical asymptotes in their graphs? A. Cosine, sine, tangent, cotangent B. Tangent, secant, cosecant, cotangent C. Sine, tangent, secant, cosecant D. Cosine, sine, secant, cosecant

*Thursday, July 26, 2012 by Anonymous*

**Radicals and Trig.**

I am catching up over summer on math units that I have to rewrite. In my textbook it asks me to find the base of two triangles and add them together. the smallest angle of the larger triangle is 30 degrees. The opposite side to the angle is 40cm. it gives me Tan 30 = 40/x 1/...

*Wednesday, July 25, 2012 by SummerHomework*

**Trig**

Claim: For all theta such that -pie/2<theta<pie/2 the following holds true: (1+tan(theta))^2=1/cos(theta)

*Tuesday, July 24, 2012 by Chay*

**Trig**

There is an airplane at an altitude of 12000 ft. The angle of depression is 1 degree. How far on the ground is the plane.

*Friday, July 20, 2012 by Pam*

**Trig**

verify the following identity: 2sinxcos^3x+2sin^3cosx=sin(2x)

*Thursday, July 19, 2012 by Lynn*

**Trig**

verify the following identity: tanx+cotx/cscx=secx

*Thursday, July 19, 2012 by Lynn*

**Trig**

verify the following identity: cos(A-B)/cosAsinB=tanA+cotB

*Thursday, July 19, 2012 by Lynn*

**Trig**

verify the following identity: sin(x+y)*sin(x-y)=sin^2x-sin^2y

*Thursday, July 19, 2012 by Lynn*

**Trig**

Verify the following identity: 1-cosx/sinx=sinx/1+cosx

*Thursday, July 19, 2012 by Lynn*

**Trig/Physics**

Joe walks 5 miles in the direction degrees North of East, and then 10 miles in the direction 20 degrees West of North. (a) How far is Joe from his starting position? (b) In what direction is Joe from his starting position?

*Wednesday, July 18, 2012 by Nycw*

**Trigonometry**

Simplify the expression using trig identities: 1. (sin4x - cos4x)/(sin2x -cos2x) 2. (sinx(cotx)+cosx)/(2cotx)

*Sunday, July 15, 2012 by Tasha*

**Math Trig**

13. What is the equation of a cosine function with amplitude 3, transition point (−1, 1), and period p? A. y = p cos [3(x − 1)] − 1 B. y = 3 cos [2(x − 1)] + 1 C. y = 3 cos [p (x + 1)] − 1 D. y = 3 cos [2(x + 1)] + 1 16. What is the transition ...

*Saturday, July 14, 2012 by yeahyeah*

**trig**

establish identity 5csc^2theta-3cot^2theta=2csc^2theta+3

*Friday, July 13, 2012 by Anonymous*

**trig**

Solve the equation on the interval [0,360) cos^2t+2cos(t)+1=0

*Thursday, July 12, 2012 by Sierra*

**trig**

Find all solutions in the interval [0,360) sin(4t)=ã3/2

*Thursday, July 12, 2012 by Sierra*

**TRIG**

A WORKER PRESENT SALARY IS 24 PER ANNUM HIS ANUAL INCREMENT IS 10% OF HIS BASIC SALARY WAT WUD BE HIS ANNUAL SALARY AT THE BEGINNIN OF THE THIRD YEAR

*Wednesday, July 11, 2012 by AM*

**TRIG**

Given that tan¤=3/4 and ¤ is in the second quadrant find sin2¤ (¤=theta)

*Wednesday, July 11, 2012 by AL*

**TRIG**

Given that tan¤=3/4 and ¤ is in the second quadrant find sin2¤ (¤=theta)

*Wednesday, July 11, 2012 by AL*

**trig**

determine the amplitude,period and phase shift of y=-2cos(pix-3)

*Wednesday, July 11, 2012 by Anonymous*

**Airplane trig question**

An airplane, flying at a speed of 420 miles per hour, flies from point A in the direction 131 degrees for 90 min. and then flies in the direction 41 degrees for 30 min. in what direction does the plane need to fly in order to get back to point A?

*Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by Paul*

**Trig**

find all solutions to the equation √3 csc(2theta)=-2 Would the answer be π/6 + 2πn, 5π/6 +2πn or π/6 + πn, 5π/6 +πn? or neither?

*Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by Bob*

**trig**

sin t /1-cos t - 1+ cos t/sin t= 0

*Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by carolyn*

**trig**

Prove sin 1 cos 1 cos sin 0 1. Show each step of your proof. 2. Provide written justification for each step of your proof. C. If you use sources, include all in-text citations and references in

*Tuesday, July 10, 2012 by carolyn*

**Trig**

Given y=2-4cos(3x-pi/4), find each of the following, giving the general representation of the location of all minimums. Also provide the graph of two full cycles, labeling everything. Domain = Range = Amplitude = Period = Ph. Shft. = Interval for one Complete cycle = ...

*Monday, July 9, 2012 by Joe*

**Trig/Precal**

An airplane flies on a compass heading of 90° at 310 mph. The wind affecting the plane is blowing from 332° at 40 mph. What is the true course and ground speed of the airplane?

*Friday, July 6, 2012 by Lauren T*

**Alg/Trig**

Write an equation of a circle with center (2, 3) and radius 4.5.

*Friday, July 6, 2012 by Hester*

**trig HELP**

A barn is 30ft. wide by 60ft long; the rafters make an angle of 40degrees with the horizontal. Find the area of each of the two gable ends and the area of the roof. Please Include Solution And If Possible An Illustration. Thank You In Advance :)

*Thursday, July 5, 2012 by Amber*

**Algebra & Trig**

at a throwing speed pf 12.2 meters per seconds,what is the angle that produce a distance of 13 meters

*Wednesday, July 4, 2012 by Hanna*

**Algebra & Trig**

calculate the velocity of 10 meters per second with an angle of 30 degrees

*Wednesday, July 4, 2012 by Hanna*

**trig**

determine the period of y = tan 2x

*Wednesday, July 4, 2012 by les*

**trig**

Find the radius of a circle which a 59-foot chord subtends an angle of 12degrees at the center. I Just Want To See The Illustration. I Can Handle The Rest. Thank You In Advance =)

*Tuesday, July 3, 2012 by Amber*

**trig**

using a right triangle with one angle 24 degrees and the opposite side being 57 feet, write an expression to fine the hypotenuse, X? X=57/sin(24) is this correct?

*Friday, June 29, 2012 by luckybee*

**trig**

a circular chimney pipe with an 8-inch diameter passes vertically from a heater through a metal plate in the roof. the plate has an elliptical hole that measures 8 inches along one axis. if the roof is slanted at an angel of 40 degrees with the horizontal, what is the length ...

*Friday, June 29, 2012 by luckybee*

**trig**

If tan A = 2 and A belongs to [pie,3pie/2] then the expression cos A divided by sin cubed A +cos cubed A is equal to what?

*Friday, June 29, 2012 by susmita*

**trig**

the horizontal speed of an airplane is 173 miles per hour. the magnitude of the planes velocity is 200 miles per hour. what angle is the plane climbing? My answer is Cos-1 173/200. is this correct

*Friday, June 29, 2012 by luckybee*

**trig**

A certain species of tree grows an average of 0.5 cm per week. Write an equation for the sequence that represents the weekly height of this tree in centimeters if the measurements begin when the tree is 800 centimeters tall?

*Thursday, June 28, 2012 by mia*

**trig**

sec8A-1/sec4A-1=tan8A/tan2A

*Wednesday, June 27, 2012 by Anonymous*

**Trig**

From a point P on level ground, the angle of elevation of the top of a tower is 27°10'. From a point 23.0 meters closer to the tower and on the same line with P and the base of the tower, the angle of elevation of the top is 51°30'. Approximate the height of the tower. (...

*Tuesday, June 26, 2012 by Bob*

**trig**

explain how you will find the coordinate of P(14pi/3) if you knew the coordinate of P(pi/3)

*Sunday, June 24, 2012 by chin*

**trig**

given cot-A square root of 5, find cot-B at the 4th quadrant.

*Saturday, June 23, 2012 by ash*

**Trig**

Sketch the graph through at least one complete cycle. Label the axes on the coordinate plane. Use your graph to predict the height of point P above the surface of the water when the stopwatch shows 7 seconds. Round to the nearest tenth of a foot. (Enter only the number.)

*Thursday, June 21, 2012 by Jessica*

**Trig**

P was at its maximum after 5 seconds. Use this information to write the value of the last constant, h. (If the value is a fraction, use a slash to separate the numerator from the denominator without spaces, such as 3/4.)

*Thursday, June 21, 2012 by Jessica*

**Trig**

Since the center is 6 feet above the water, the horizontal line of symmetry of the sine curve will be 6 units above the x-axis. This information helps you find the value of vertical shift. Write its value.

*Thursday, June 21, 2012 by Jessica*

**Trig**

Jessica attains a height of 4.7 feet above the launch and landing ramps after 1 second. Her initial velocity is 25 feet per second. To find the angle of her launch, which equation can you use with the given information to solve for θ? (Answer: 1 or 2). Use the equation ...

*Thursday, June 21, 2012 by Jessica*

**trig**

A guy wire runs from the ground to a cell tower. The wire is attached to the cell tower 150 feet above the ground. The angle formed between the wire and the ground is 40° (see figure). (Round your answers to one decimal place.)

*Wednesday, June 20, 2012 by ariel*

**trig**

Two forces of 5 lb. and 14 lb. act on a body at right angles to each other. Find the angle their resultant force makes with the force of 14 lb

*Wednesday, June 20, 2012 by Anonymous*

**trig**

A roadway rises 55ft in horizontal distance of 1/2 mile (1mile=5280ft) Find the tangent of the angle that it makes with the horizontal.

*Tuesday, June 19, 2012 by Anonymous*

**trig**

Give the component form of the resultant vector in the following. NOTE: Answer must be typed in using the following format -- including the parentheses: (#,#). u =(10, 5) -3u=

*Friday, June 15, 2012 by Shade*

**trig**

A pendulum is 18 feet long. Its central angle is 44º. The pendulum makes one back and forth swing every 12 seconds. Each minute, the pendulum swings _____ feet. (Answer to the nearest foot.)

*Thursday, June 14, 2012 by ahnas*

**trig**

Use a table of trigonometric values to find the angle è in the right triangle in the following problem. Round to the nearest degree, if necessary. cos è =0.9659 A=? H=20

*Wednesday, June 13, 2012 by kellie*

**Trig**

Find sin2theta, cos2theta if csctheta=13/12 and lies in quadrant II. Thank you!

*Wednesday, June 13, 2012 by Sara*

**Trig**

The length of the base of an isosceles triangle is one fourth the length of one of its legs. If the perimeter of the triangle is 16 inches, what is the length of the base?

*Monday, June 11, 2012 by Rina*

**trig/math**

Determine the period, amplitude and phase shift for each given function: A)y = -4 cos 3x + 5 B)y = 2/3 sin (30x-90)-10 c)y = -0.38 tan (x/3+pi/3) d)y = pi cos(2x)+ pi

*Monday, June 11, 2012 by darshi*

**Math/Trig**

How would I evaluate these trig functions without using a calculator? U: sin(-13π/6) cot 11π/6 cot(-14π/4) sec 23π/6 Thanks in advance ^^; and if you'd tell me step by step on how to do problems like these I'd be grateful :D

*Monday, June 11, 2012 by Leah*

**Calculus**

integral of cscx^(2/3)(cot^3)x i know that cot^2x is csc^2(x)-1, but i just don't understand how to solve the cscx^(2/3), any help? i also know that its trig integrals/substitution...

*Sunday, June 10, 2012 by Brandon*

**trig**

A tunnel for a new highway is to be cut through a mountain that is 260 feet high. At a distance of 200 feet from the base of the mountain, the angle of elevation is 36 degrees. From a distance of 150 feet on the other side of the mountain, the angle of elevation is 47 degrees...

*Wednesday, June 6, 2012 by Marie*

**trig**

A tunnel for a new highway is to be cut through a mountain that is 260 feet high. At a distance of 200 feet from the base of the mountain, the angle of elevation is 36 degrees. From a distance of 150 feet on the other side of the mountain, the angle of elevation is 47 degrees...

*Tuesday, June 5, 2012 by Marie*

**trig.**

How is it that sin90 is negative?

*Wednesday, May 30, 2012 by Gene*

**trig**

solve equation for the exact solutions if possible put answer in degrees. 2tanx/3-tan^2x=1

*Wednesday, May 30, 2012 by jeff*

**trig**

solve equation for exact solution if possible leave answer in degree sinx/2=square root of 2- sinx/2

*Wednesday, May 30, 2012 by mike*

**Trig**

The first 40 rows of seating in a certain section of a stadium have 25 seats, 28 seats, 31 seats, and so on. The 41st through the 75th rows each contain 125 seats. Find the total number of seats in this stadium section.

*Wednesday, May 30, 2012 by sueann*

**trig**

1) Use double-angle identities to write the following expression, using trigonometric functions of x instead of 4x. cos 4x 2) Use half-angle identities to write the following expression, using trigonometric functions of x instead of x/4. sin x/4

*Monday, May 28, 2012 by marie*