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trig
If cot x = .78, what is tan x?
Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 7:24pm

trig
Express sin4xcos3x as a sum or differences of sines and cosines
Thursday, February 21, 2013 at 4:04pm

Trig
A pendulum swings through an angle of 22 degrees each second. If the pendulum is 30 inches long, how far does its tip move each second?
Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 10:25am

Trig
Is the angle 11pi/12 on the unit circle the same as the angle -pi/12? I'm thinking it would be, but I'm not sure.
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 8:51pm

trig
An object Is propelled upward at an angle θ, 45° < θ<90°, to the horizontal with an initial velocity of (Vo) feet per second from the base of a plane that makes an angle of 45° with the horizontal. If air resistance is ignored, the distance R it ...
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 8:35pm

trig
To determine the distance to an oil platform in the Pacific Ocean, from both ends of a beach, a surveyor measures the angle to the platform from each end of the beach. The angle made with the shoreline from one end of the beach is 83 degrees, from the other end 78.6 degrees. ...
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 7:50pm

trig.
8x^3+4x^2-4x solution sets
Monday, February 18, 2013 at 8:26pm

Trig
Verify the identity. cos 4x + cos 2x = 2 - 2 sin^2(2x) - 2 sin^2 x
Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 11:33pm

Trig
Three circles with radii of 4, 5, and 6 cm, respectively, are tangent to each other externally. Find the angles of the triangle whose vertexes are the centers of the circles.
Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 9:36pm

trig
cos^(2) 20 degrees + sin^(2) 20 degrees +pi/2
Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 8:59pm

Trig
The diagonals of a parallelogram intersect at a 42◦ angle and have lengths of 12 and 7 cm. Find the lengths of the sides of the parallelogram. (Hint: The diagonals bisect each other.)
Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 8:17pm

Trig Identities
Proving identities: 1) 1+ 1/tan^2x = 1/sin^2x 2) 2sin^2 x-1 = sin^2x - cos^2x 3) 1/cosx - cosx = sin x tan x 4) sin x + tan x =tan x (1+cos x) 5) 1/1-sin^2x= 1+tan^2 x How in the world do I prove this...please help... I appreciateyour time thankyou soo much!!
Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 10:06am

trig
a lighthouse is located at point A. a ship travels from point B to point C. At point B,, the distance between the ship and the lighthouse is 7.5km. At point C the distance between the ship and the lighthouse is 8.6km. Angle BAC is 58 degrees. Determine the distance between B ...
Thursday, February 14, 2013 at 2:16pm

Trig
A Ferris wheel is 40 meters in diameter and boarded from a platform that is 4 meters above the ground. The six o'clock position on the Ferris wheel is level with the loading platform. The wheel completes 1 full revolution in 2 minutes. How many minutes of the ride are ...
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 8:30pm

MATHS
Find the lengths of the missing sides in the triangle. Write your answers as integers or as decimals rounded to the nearest tenth. The diagram is not drawn to scale. triangle has sides 7, Y and X and 45 degree angle can someone show me how to do this? im supposed to use trig ...
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 9:40am

trig
Given the function y = 3cos(3x + pi), identify: Amplitude (if applicable, give the answer in fractional form) Period (in radians as a multiple of pi - note: do not write "rad" or "radians" in your answer) Phase Shift (if the shift is right, enter + and if ...
Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 12:51am

Trig/precalc
Cos[x + (7 Pi)/4] + Cos[x - (7 Pi)/4] = 1
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 10:22pm

trig
ABC- with angles AB, and C and sides AB,BC, and AC, angle B is right 90degree angle, if sin of angle A is 0.5, side BC 8in., what is length of AC
Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 11:01am

trig
As a hot-air balloon rises vertically, its angle of elevation from a point P on level ground d = 140 kilometers from the point Q directly underneath the balloon changes from 15°10' to 29°30' (see the figure). Approximately how far does the balloon rise during ...
Monday, February 11, 2013 at 9:37pm

maths (trig)
how would you work out tan 50=27/x please help
Monday, February 11, 2013 at 1:56am

trig
what is the exact value of this equation. cos(20) if it equals pi/4
Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 8:02pm

trig
Two people decide to estimate the height of a flagpole. One person positions himself due north of the pole and the other person stands due east of the pole. If the two people are the same distance from the pole and a = 30 feet from each other, find the height of the pole if ...
Sunday, February 10, 2013 at 12:23pm

math-trig
tan(t)-sec^2(t)/tan(t)
Friday, February 8, 2013 at 12:51pm

trig
a tower that is a 200 meters is leaning to one side. from a certain point on that side, the angle of elevation to the top of the tower is 70 degree. From a point 55 meters closer to the tower, the angle of elevation is 85 degree. Determine the acute angle from the horizontal ...
Tuesday, February 5, 2013 at 8:33am

trig
1/tan beta +tan beta=sec^2 beta/tan beta
Monday, February 4, 2013 at 4:50pm

trig Elev. & Depress part ii
You are 55ft from a tree. The angle of elevation from your eyes, which are 4.5 ft off the ground,to the top of the tree is 61 degrees. To the nearest foot, how tall is the tree?
Monday, February 4, 2013 at 4:09pm

trig
A mountain road makes an angle θ = 8.4° with the horizontal direction. If the road has a total length of 3.4 km, how much does it climb? That is, find h.
Friday, February 1, 2013 at 1:57pm

trig
cos(+pi/2-theta)/csctheta+cos^2theta
Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 10:49pm

trig
To the nearest degree, all of the following angles are solutions of the equation 2sin x + 4 cos 2x =3 except: (1) 40 degrees (2) 150 degrees (3) 166 degrees (4) 194 degrees
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 9:52pm

Trigonometry
What is -6i in standard form? It is originally in trig form.
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 12:13pm

math (trig.)
A ferris wheel is 35 meters in diameter and boarded at ground level. The wheel makes one full rotation every 8 minutes, and at time (t=0) you are at the 3 o'clock position and descending. Let f(t) denote your height (in meters) above ground at t minutes. Find a formula for...
Monday, January 28, 2013 at 7:24pm

Trig
How do I prove that tan(x/2) =( plus/minus) sqrt(1-cos(x/1+cos(x))
Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 1:28pm

trig
Give that tan tetha is equal to 3/4 find the values of cos tetha,cos tetha-sin theta,sin tetha.
Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 2:08am

Trig
(csc(B)+cot (B))(csc(B)-cot(B))
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 9:45pm

Trig
True or false? tan x = tan(x-6pi)
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 8:14pm

Trigonometry
Thank you STEVE!!!!! Suppose that Cos (theta) = 1/square root 2 if 0<equal to theta , pi/2 then sin(theta) = tan (theta) = If 3pi/2 less than equal to theta , 2pi then sin(theta) = tan (theta) = I know the trig functions but I feel like I am missing something here. cos (...
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 3:08pm

trig
y=2cot2x
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 2:20pm

trig
A wheelchair ramp has an angle of inclination of 10 degrees and rises to a height of 3ft. Determine the length of the ramp in feet.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 8:09pm

Trig
Height of an Obelisk Two people decide to find the height of an obelisk. They position themselves 25 feet apart in line with, and on the same side of, the obelisk. If they find that the angles of elevation from the ground where they are standing to the top of the obelisk are ...
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 4:07pm

alg/trig
9/x + 9/x-2= 12
Monday, January 21, 2013 at 9:00pm

algebra 2 trig HELP TEST TOMMAR
sam and nikki lie 206 km apart. at 8:00 am. sam started driving to nikki's house at 60km/hr. at 10:00 am nikki started driving to sam's house at 82 km/hr. at what time will they be 15 km apart?
Monday, January 21, 2013 at 5:29pm

Trig
Find the point on the terminal side of θ = three pi divided by four that has a y coordinate of 1. Show your work for full credit.
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 5:17pm

Trig
The point P(3, 4) is on the terminal side of θ. Evaluate tan θ. 3/4 3/5 4/3 4/5
Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 5:17pm

Trig
A 60-foot flagpole stands on top of a building. From a point on the ground the angle of elevation to the top of the pole is 45 degrees and the angle of elevation to the bottom of the pole is 42 degrees. How high is the building?
Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 3:36pm

early trig
A monument stands on level ground. The angle of elevation of the top of the monument, taken at a point 425 feet from the foot of the monument, is 32º. Find the height of the monument to the nearest foot.
Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 3:15pm

Trig
Using this graph: imgur [dot] com/utSgKI9 Find the measures of angles A and G in the drawing (m is parallel to n) if C=4x-18 and F=2x+34
Friday, January 18, 2013 at 7:11pm

Trig
What re the roots of the following polynomial equation (x+5)(x+2)(x-5)=0
Friday, January 18, 2013 at 11:39am

Trig
A 12-foot ladder reaches 9 ft 6 in up a wall. How far up would a 20-foot ladder reach when placed at the same angle? Write the answer in feet with inches.
Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 11:10pm

trig/sig figs
There are 60" in 1', 60' in 1°, and 2π radians in 360°. Convert arc-seconds into radians. KEep 6 significant figures. If someone could help and walk me through this process, it would be soooo appreciated!
Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 9:05pm

trig
Use a table of trigonometric values to find the angle θ in the right triangle in the following problem. Round to the nearest degree, if necessary. cos θ = 0.9659 A = ? H = 20
Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 4:25pm

Trig!
a) The annual inflation rate is 3.5% per year. If a movie ticket costs $7.50, find a formula for p, the price of the tickets t years from today, assuming that movie tickets keep up with inflation. b) According to your formula, how much will movie tickets cost in 20 years?
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 11:01pm

trig proofs
cotx+tanx=secx+cscx
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 7:33pm

trig
An aircraft maintains a speed of 500 miles per hour in a southwestern direction. The velocity of the jet stream is constant 50 miles per hour from the west. Find the resultant vector, the speed, and actual direction of the aircraft.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 6:23pm

Proof math problem help? Please help if you can!
Let AB be the diameter of a circle, and let point P be a point on AB. Let CD be a chord parallel to AB. Prove that PA^2 + PB^2 = PC^2 + PD^2 It can be solved using geometry methods (no trig). Anyway, I figured out that PA^2 +PB^2 = 2OP^2 + 2OB^2. However, I cannot find right ...
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 6:01pm

Calculus
Use a trig identity to combine two functions into one so you can solve for x. (The solution should be valid for any value of t). 3cos(t) + 3*sqrt(3)*sin(t)=6cos(t-x) I know that 6 cos(t-x) can be 6(cos(t)cosx(x)+sin(t)sin(x)) I dont know where to go from there though.
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 2:38pm

trig
Find the maximum and the minimum values of sinx + cosx and the smallest value of x which they have these values
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 at 4:29am

Trig
log base b 64 - log base b 16 = log base 4 16 solve for the variable.. i got to the part as far as: (log 4/log b) = 2 now i m stuck at how i can isolate the b. plz help!
Monday, January 14, 2013 at 8:42pm

Precalculus/Trig 5
A radio transmission tower is 120 feet tall. How long should a guy wire be if it is to be attached 15 feet from the top and is to make an angle of 26 degrees with the ground? Give your answer to the nearest tenth of a foot
Monday, January 14, 2013 at 1:43am

Precalculus/Trig 5
A radio transmission tower is 120 feet tall. How long should a guy wire be if it is to be attached 15 feet from the top and is to make an angle of 26 degrees with the ground? Give your answer to the nearest tenth of a foot
Monday, January 14, 2013 at 1:43am

Trigonometry
How am I suppose to transform the left side of the equation into the right side using trig identities? ): 1) sin^2θ - cos^2θ = 2 sin^2θ - 1
Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 2:29am

trig
Suppose that the point (x,y) is in the indicated quadrant. Decide whether the given is positive or negative. 25.) II, x/r 26.) III, y/r 27.) IV, x/y
Wednesday, January 9, 2013 at 5:33pm

trig
Solve sin θ = -0.204 for 90º < θ < 270º. Give your answer to the nearest tenth of a degree. Honestly have no idea how to do this.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 10:58pm

Algebra 2/Trig
I've done every other single question besides this one. (There was 12). I'm stumped and would really appreciate some help! I have to simplify this: 5/3sqrt(3-4) I am not sure if you have to conjugate the denominator and multiply it with the top and bottom, then ...
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 7:33pm

trig
solve for the value of sine and cosine function of 60 degrees.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 6:47am

trig
solve for the value of sine and cosine function of 60 degrees.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 6:43am

trig
use pythagorean theorem to solve for the value of x and y of a 60-60-60 degrees.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 6:41am

trig
how to solve for the value of sine and cosine function of 0,90,180 and 270 degrees?
Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 6:37am

trig
how to graph thr trig function f(x)3x-180)+2 and the parent function?
Monday, January 7, 2013 at 10:03pm

Math (Trig)
Find the indicated ratios in the triangle. Right triangle with a height of 2.56cm length of 4.65cm and hypotenuse of 5.31cm a. tan A b. cos C c. sin C How do I figure this out?
Monday, January 7, 2013 at 8:18pm

trig
the mini tent of the clock is 5 cm long.how far is the tip of THE HAND TRAVEL IN 35 MINS.
Monday, January 7, 2013 at 7:53pm

Math Trig
I have to find the x (bottom length of the triangle) in a right triangle. angle A is 33.9 degrees angle B is 90 degrees and the height of the triangle is 3.3cm What formula do I use to figure out this question?
Monday, January 7, 2013 at 6:08pm

Trig..please help!
Two forces are pushing an ice shanty along the Ice. One has a magnitude of 330 lb in a direction due east. The other force has a magnitude of 110 lb in a direction 54 degrees east of north. What are the magnitude and direction of the resulant force?
Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 10:18pm

Trig
Find the other five trigonometric ratios of theta. cos theta=7/20 cos theta=1/5
Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 4:21am

trig
Find the Opposite of the right angle where the angle is 61 degrees and the Adjacent is 10 cm.?
Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 2:28am

trig
2sinxcosx+4sin^2xcos^2x=0 solve for x in radians between [0,2pi) (I mean that it is sine squared x and cosine squared x not sine to the power of 2x or cosine to the power of 2x)
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 4:55pm

Math-trig
A stairway runs up the edge of the pyramid. From bottom to top the stairway is 92 m long. The stairway makes an angle of 70° to the base edge, as shown. A line from the middle of one of the base edges to the top of the pyramid makes an angle of elevation of 52° with ...
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 4:33pm

trig
simplify (1-sec^2(è)/(tan^2(è)
Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 12:01am

trig/precalc
An airplane with a ground speed of 750 mph and a bearing of N 40 E encounters a wind of 50 mph with a bearing of S 30 E. Find the bearing and ground speed of the plane.
Sunday, December 16, 2012 at 5:35pm

college trig word problem
A Ferris wheel has a radius of 25 feet.The wheel is rotating at two revolutions per minute.Find the linear speed, in feet per minute, of a seat on this ferris wheel.
Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 2:16am

trig
if tan x= 4/3 and pip < x < 3pi/2, and cot y= -5/12 with 3pi/2 < y < 2pi find sin(x-y)
Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 9:14pm

trig
evaluate the following in exact form, where the angeles alpha and beta satisfy the conditions: sin alpha=4/5 for pi/2 < alpha < pi tan beta=7/24 for pie < beta < 3pi/2 answer choices A. sin(beta+alpha) B. tan(beta-alpha) C. cos(alpha-beta)
Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 9:09pm

Trig
15^(-x-3)=-17^(-3x) using a log base 10
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at 6:36pm

precalc h
sin(theta)/1-cos(theta) + 1-cos(theta)/sin(theta) = 2csc(theta) That question makes absolutely no sense.. could someone help me? or lead me in the direction to figuring it out? and.. (Beside the trig functions is theta) 1+1/cos = tan^2/sec-1
Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 8:17pm

trig
An airplane flies with a speed of 425 mph and a heading of 63°. If the heading of the wind is 24°and the speed of the wind is 31 mph, what is the heading of the plane and the ground speed? I've done a couple questions like this but still a little fuzzy on setting ...
Sunday, December 9, 2012 at 11:01am

Trig
cos x cot = csc - sin
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 11:27pm

trigonometry
can i use factoring to simplify this trig identity? the problem is sinx + cotx * cosx i know the answer is cscx and i know how to get it but i want to know if i can do factoring to get it bc i tried to but it wont give me the answer . this is the step i went through: 1) sinx...
Monday, December 3, 2012 at 11:52pm

trigonometry
1) Perform the operation and leave the result in trig. form. [3/4(cos pi/3 + i sin pi/3)][4(cos 3pi/4 + i sin 3pi/4)] Thanks
Monday, December 3, 2012 at 10:28pm

Trig
The height of a rider on a Ferris wheel is given by h(t)=12-10c0s(2pi)(t) meters, where t gives time, in minutes of the ride. a. Find the amplitude, midline, and period of the function h. b. During the first two minutes of the ride, find the times when the rider has a height ...
Monday, December 3, 2012 at 7:09pm

Trig
A population of animals oscillates annually from a low of 1300 on January 1st to a high of 2200 on July 1st, and back to a low of 1300 on the following January. Assume that the population is well-approximated by a sine or a cosine function. a. Find a formula for the population...
Monday, December 3, 2012 at 7:06pm

trig
A 600,000-cell bacteria culture is needed for a lab experiment, but you only could purchase 1,000 cells. If the cells double each day, exactly how long will it be before the experiment can be run? Create a model for the bacteria. If the experiment is in seven days, how many ...
Monday, December 3, 2012 at 12:51pm

trig
A tree on a hillside casts a shadow c ft down the hill. If the angle of inclination of the hillside is b to the horizontal and the angle of elevation of the sun is a, find the height of the tree. Assume a = 48°, b = 18° c = 235 ft. (Round your answer to the nearest ...
Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 1:05pm

precalc/trig
olve for the interval [0, 2pi]. cos(x+ pi/4)+cos(x- pi/4)=1
Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 1:25am

trig
A plane has an airspeed of 200 miles per hour and a heading of 28.0°. The ground speed of the plane is 207 miles per hour, and its true course is in the direction of 38.0°. Find the speed and direction of the air currents, assuming they are constants. (Round your ...
Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 12:24am

trig
angles of elevation to an airplane are measured from the top and the base of a building that is 40 m tall. The angle from the top of the building is 31°, and the angle from the base of the building is 40°. Find the altitude of the airplane. (Round your answer to two ...
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 11:43pm

trig
given that 0 is less then or equal to theta and theta is less then or equal to pi. ans cos theta = 2/squar root of 7. Find sin theta
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 2:21pm

Pre-Cal Trig
Two lookout towers are situated on mountain tops A and B, 4 mi from each other. A helicopter firefighting team is located in a valley at point C, 3 mi from A and 2 mi from B. Using the line between A and B as a reference, a lookout spots a fire at an angle of α = 37° ...
Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at 12:20pm

Trigonometry
How do you solve this trig identity? Using @ as theta: Sin@-1/sin@+1 = -cos@/(sin@+1)^2 I've tried it multiple times but I can't seem to arrive at the answer.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 11:41pm

trig
If tan y = -4/3 and y is in Q I'VE find cos 2y
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 11:26pm

Math (trigonometry)
How do you solve this trig identity problem without factoring? I just used @ to represent theta: sin^4@ + 2sin^2@cos^2@ + cos^4@ = 1
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 11:25pm

trig
If tan y = -4/3 and y is in Q I'VE find cos 2y
Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at 11:21pm

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