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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

trig
How would I solve this problem for t? 720 = 11.895+2.545sin [2pi/366(t-80.5)]
Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 5:36pm

trig
I don't understand what to do after i convert everything into cos and sin. Verify: cosx(tanx+cotx)=cscx
Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 2:34pm

math
Simplify sin 2 theta over 2 cos theta to a single primary trig function
Thursday, November 22, 2012 at 9:51pm

Physics
he graph of the velocity of a mass attached to a horizontal spring on a horizontal frictionless surface as a function of time is shown below. The numerical value of V is 5.48 m/s, and the numerical value of t0 is 8.97 s. a) What is the amplitude of the motion in m? b) What is ...
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 11:47pm

trig
find all the values of X between 0 and 2π such that cos(3x-π/2) = √3/2
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 11:18pm

TRIG HELP
find the exact solutions over the interval tanx = 1 all real x
Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at 10:35am

math
(-3/5, 2) is a point on the terminal side of theta, find the value of the six trig functions
Monday, November 19, 2012 at 9:56pm

trig
It is 4.7km from Lighthouse A to Port B. The bearing of the port from the lighthouse is N73E. A ship has sailed due west from the port and its bearing from the lighthouse is N31E. How far has the ship sailed from the port?
Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 11:38pm

Trig
Suppose you would like to cross a 200-foot wide river in a boat. Assume that the boat can travel 35 mph relative to the water and that the current is flowing west at the rate of 5 mph. What bearing should be chosen so that the boat will land at a point exactly across from its ...
Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 5:17am

Trig
Suppose you would like to cross a 209-foot wide river in a boat. Assume that the boat can travel 32 mph relative to the water and that the current is flowing west at the rate of 6 mph. If the bearing chosen is chosen so that the boat will land at a point exactly across from ...
Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 5:12am

trig
A ship is headed due north at a constant 20 miles per hour. Because of the ocean current, the true course of the ship is 15°. If the currents are a constant 18 miles per hour, in what direction are the currents running? (Enter your answers as a comma-separated list. Round ...
Friday, November 16, 2012 at 6:30am

trig
A 52-foot wire running from the top of a tent pole to the ground makes an angle of 57° with the ground. If the length of the tent pole is 44 feet, how far is it from the bottom of the tent pole to the point where the wire is fastened to the ground? (The tent pole is not ...
Friday, November 16, 2012 at 6:30am

trig
Find all solutions to the following triangle. (Round your answers for angles A, C, A', and C' to the nearest whole number. Round your answers for sides c and c' to two decimal places. If either triangle is not possible, enter NONE in each corresponding answer blank...
Friday, November 16, 2012 at 6:30am

trig
Find all solutions to the following triangle. (Round your answers for angles A, C, A', and C' to the nearest minute. Round your answers for sides a and a' to two decimal places. If either triangle is not possible, enter NONE in each corresponding answer blank.) B...
Friday, November 16, 2012 at 6:29am

trig
Find all solutions to the following triangle. (Round your answers for angles A, B, A', and B' to the nearest minute. Round your answers for sides a and a' to the nearest whole number. If either triangle is not possible, enter NONE in each corresponding answer blank...
Friday, November 16, 2012 at 6:29am

trig
Find all solutions to the following triangle. (Round your answers to one decimal place. If either triangle is not possible, enter NONE in each corresponding answer blank.) A = 115.2¡ã, a = 43.6 cm, b = 23.1 cm First triangle (assume B ¡Ü 90¡&...
Friday, November 16, 2012 at 6:28am

trig
Given BC = 53 cm, BD = 62 cm, CD = 80 cm, ABC = 53°, and ACB = 66°, find the following. (Round your answers to the nearest whole number.) (a) the length of the chainstay, AC AC = cm (b) BCD BCD = °
Friday, November 16, 2012 at 6:20am

trig
A barge is pulled by two tugboats. The first tugboat is traveling at a speed of 16 knots with heading 135°, and the second tugboat is traveling at a speed of 15 knots with heading 195°. Find the resulting speed and direction of the barge. (Round your answers to the ...
Friday, November 16, 2012 at 6:19am

trig
A plane has an airspeed of 190 miles per hour and a heading of 24.0°. The ground speed of the plane is 214 miles per hour, and its true course is in the direction of 40.0°. Find the speed and direction of the air currents, assuming they are constants. (Round your ...
Friday, November 16, 2012 at 6:18am

trig
A plane is flying with an airspeed of 150 miles per hour and heading 155°. The wind currents are running at 25 miles per hour at 160° clockwise from due north. Use vectors to find the true course and ground speed of the plane.
Friday, November 16, 2012 at 6:17am

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 200 centimeters tall.
Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 10:03pm

trig
given that 1/2pi<theta<pi and sin theta=1/5, use appropriate trigonometric formulas to find the exact values of the following (i) cos(2theta) (ii) cos theta (iii) sin(2theta)
Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 2:10pm

Physics
Calculate the ratio of the kinetic energy to the potential energy of a simple harmonic oscillator when its displacement is 1/8 of its amplitude. (The answer is an integer.) Approach: Choose a specific trigonometric form for the position function x(t). It doesn't matter ...
Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 2:00am

Difficult Trig Word Problem
The displacement of a spring vibrating in damped harmonic motion is given by y(t) = 4e^-3t sin(2pi*t) where y = displacement and t = time with t greater than/equal to zero. Find the time(s) when the spring is at its equilibrium position (y=0). The number "e" is Euler...
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at 5:51pm

trig
Olivia has a pool slide that makes an angle of 25º with the water. The top of the slide stands 4.5 feet above the surface of the water. The slide makes a straight line into the water. How long is the slide?
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 8:08pm

Trig Identity
Prove or disprove the following identity sin^4theta - cos^4theta = sin^2theta-cose^2theta
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 at 9:46am

trig
Solve tan2A - 2tanA = -1 for 0º≤A≤360º.
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 5:16pm

trig
cot^2/1 + cot^2 = cos^2
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 7:35am

TRIG
Sinxtanx = sec x
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 7:34am

TRIG
(cotx + cscx(1-cosx)= SIN x
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 7:33am

TRIG
Verify cos x/1+sinx + 1+ sinx/cosx = 2sec
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 7:32am

TRIG
Find one numerical value for cot x/cos x = 5
Monday, November 12, 2012 at 7:31am

trig
(1 + sinx)(secx - tanx) = cos x
Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 9:52pm

trig
tan^2x/1 + tan^2x = sin ^2 x
Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 9:52pm

trig
cos^2 A/ 1+sin A
Sunday, November 11, 2012 at 9:51pm

precalc/Trig
Assume we know the following: cos(22.5 degrees)= sqrt(2+sqrt2)/2 sin(22.5 degrees)=sqrt(2-sqrt2)/2 cos(18 degrees)=sqrt((sqrt5+5)/8) sin(18 degrees)=(sqrt5-1)/4 What is: Sin(82.5 degrees) cos(82.5 degrees) sin(12 degrees) cos(12 degrees)
Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 2:11am

Precalc/Trig
evaluate the expression assuming that cos(x)=1/7, sin(y)=1/3, sin(u)=2/5 and cos(v)=1/3. what is cos(u+v)? sin(x-y)? and tan(u-v)?
Saturday, November 10, 2012 at 12:48am

trig
the pendulum of a grandfather clock is 1.3m long. Determine the length of the arc through which the pendulum moves if it moves through an angle of 15
Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 9:11pm

Trig
Give: a=alpha B=beta csc a= 2 pi/2<a<pi secB=-3 pi/2<B<pi 1)find sin(a+B) 2)find tan(a-B) 3)cos B/2 4)sin a/2
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 11:27am

trig
How do you find the exact value of sin 5pi/8?
Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 10:51am

TRIG
show that cos(pi x) = pi cosx is not an identity by finding a single value of x for which it fails to hold.
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 9:32am

TRIG
Given that tanx = 1/sqr(15) and secx -4/sqr(15) find the value of sinx
Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 9:30am

trig
A tree growing on a hillside casts a 121-foot shadow straight down the hill. Find the height of the tree (in feet) if the slope of the hill is 8 degrees and the angle of elevation of the sun from the horizontal is 50degrees.
Monday, November 5, 2012 at 10:38pm

trig
find the exact value of sinu/2, given that cosu=-4/5 and pi/2less than u less than pi
Sunday, November 4, 2012 at 9:53pm

trig
2 cos(theta-13)= square root of 3
Friday, November 2, 2012 at 1:29am

TRIG
Triangle FGH has vertices F(0, 10), G(10, 0), and HR(1, -1). After rotating triangle FGH counterclockwise about the origin 75º, the coordinates of G' to the nearest hundredth are (2.59, ?).
Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at 1:53am

TRIG HONORS CH: 5.8
a ship leaves port with a bearing of S 42deg W after traveling 7 miles, the ship turns 90deg and travels on a bearing of N 52deg W for 10 miles at that time, what is the bearing of the ship to the port?
Monday, October 29, 2012 at 10:55pm

trig
a ship leaves port with a bearing of S 42deg W after traveling 7 miles, the ship turns 90deg and travels on a bearing of N 52deg W for 10 miles at that time, what is the bearing of the ship to the port?
Monday, October 29, 2012 at 10:53pm

algebra 2 trig
8/2+√6
Monday, October 29, 2012 at 10:55am

trig
Solve for x please? x/x+3 - 1/x+2 = x/2x+4
Sunday, October 28, 2012 at 6:11pm

Pre-Cal/Trig
Explain how to solve the following question. Surveying: From a point A hat is 10 meters above level ground, the angle of elevation of the top of a building is 42 degrees and the angle of depression of the base of the building is 8 degrees. Approximate the height of the building.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 8:44pm

Trig
From a point 120 feet from the base of a plant building the angle of elevation to the roof line of the building is 38 degrees. The angle of elevation to the top of an antenna is 43 degrees. The antenna is attached to the nearest edge of the roof and the ground is flat. The ...
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 5:10pm

trig
Use an addition or subtraction formula to simplify the expression: tan(2−u)=cot(f(u)).
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 11:58pm

trig
Show that the height, h, of the A-frame is equal to the expression 5sinc(1+2cosc). Im not sure what to do.
Monday, October 22, 2012 at 7:08pm

Precalc/Trig
Find the smallest positive number t such that e^sin(t)=1/2
Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11:22pm

Precalc/Trig
what angle does the line y=6/7x make on the xy plane with a positive x axis?
Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11:04pm

Precalc/Trig
what angle does the line y=6/7x make on the xy plane with a positive x axis?
Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 11:03pm

Math (Trig)
In 1893, the city of Chicago put on a World's Fair to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Columbus' trip to the Americas. The most spectacular at this fair was a huge Ferris Week built by an engineer named George Ferris. This remarkable structure had a diameter of 250 ...
Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 3:57pm

Trig
Sin theta=8/17, theta in Quadrant I, Cos X=-sqrt5/5 in Quadrant II
Friday, October 19, 2012 at 3:25pm

trig
A 15 FOOT LADDER MAKES 52 DEGREES ANGLE WITH THE GROUND.HOW FAR WILL THE TOP OF THE LADDER BE ABOVE THE GROUND?
Friday, October 19, 2012 at 1:21am

Trig
a person who eyes are 5 feet above the ground observes the top of a building to have an angle of elevation of 40 degree. The person walks 100 feet closer to the building and observes that the top of the building now has an angle of elevation of 65 degree. How high is the ...
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 9:33pm

Trig
A baseball diamond is a square with sides 22.4m The pitchers mound is 16.8m from home plate on the line joining home plate and second base. How far is the pitchers mound from first base?
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 6:14pm

trig
two trains leave Kansas City at the same time. Train A is traveling due north at 55 mph, train B is traveling west at the rate of 65 mph. Find the distance between the two trains two hours later and the bearing of train B from train A.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 5:51pm

Math Trig
Find the values of the six trigonometric functions of an angle in standard position if the point with coordinates (12, 5) lies on its terminal side? Please explain how!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 9:56am

Math Trig
Find the values of the six trigonometric functions of an angle in standard position if the point with coordinates (12, 5) lies on its terminal side? Please explain how!
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 9:56am

TRIG
An airplane flying at 550 miles per hour has a bearing of 53°. After flying for 2.5 hours, how far north and how far east will the plane have traveled from its point of departure? I'm having a REALLY hard time with this one. I don't know what I'm doing wrong. ...
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 12:17am

TRIG.
From a point 50 feet in front of a church, the angles of elevation to the base of the steeple and the top of the steeple are 35° and 47° 20', respectively. Find the height of the steeple. I missed class this day and have no idea how to go about this problem. I'...
Monday, October 15, 2012 at 11:01pm

Trig
From an observation tower that overlooks a runway, the angles of depression of point A, on one side of the runway, and point B, on the oppisite side of the runway are 6 degrees and 13 degreess respectivel. The points and the tower are in the same vertical plane and the ...
Monday, October 15, 2012 at 3:27pm

trig
A plane is flying 12,000 feet horizontally from a tall, vertical cliff. The angle of elevation from the plane to the top of the cliff is 45degrees, while the angle of depression from the plane to a point on the cliff at elevation 8000 feet is 14degrees. Find the height of the ...
Monday, October 15, 2012 at 3:02am

Trig
Let f and g be two invertible functions such that f^-1(x)=5/x+4 and g(x)=4(x-2). Find f(g(5)). Show your steps please so I can see how to do it. Thank you! :)
Friday, October 12, 2012 at 1:44am

trig
A survey team is trying to estimate the height of a mountain above a level plain. From one point on the plain, they observe that the angle of elevation to the top of the mountain is 24. From a point 1000 feet closer to the mountain along the plain, they find that the angle of ...
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 7:50pm

Precalc/Trig
Find all values of x, 0<x<(pi/2) for which (1/( root 3))<cotx<(root 3)
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 7:22pm

trig
what is sin x = 1, what is the value of csx
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 4:29pm

trig
what is 7pi/3 in degree .13pi/3 in degree
Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 1:44am

Trig.
I'm trouble solving for theta. Any help is appreciated. 0.73377324 = sin(theta)/cos(theta)
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 6:22pm

trig
Find the domain of each function. f(x)=Sqareroot of 5-x f(x)=x^3/x^2-16
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 6:15pm

trig
Find the following values for each function a. f(0) b. f(-1) c. f(-x) d. f(x+1) f(x)=2x^2+3x-4 I you plug in the value for each x, I just want to check my answers. Thanks.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 6:13pm

Trig help?
are these functions periodic? i - y=abs(sin(x)) = sin(x) ii - y=cos(X^2) iii - y = cos(sin(x)) I am completely lost on these :/
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 12:11pm

Trig!
Find the following values for each function. A. f(0) B. f(-1) C. f(-x) D. f(x+1) f(x)=2x^2+3x-4 and f(x)=x^2/x+1
Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 12:31am

math
I need help with this trig problem cotθ=-√3/3 and 3/2π≤θ≤π, find θ
Monday, October 8, 2012 at 7:46pm

Precalc/Trig Word Problem
From the top of a 200-ft lighthouse, the angle of depression to a ship in the ocean is 23 degrees. How far is the ship from the base of the lighthouse?
Monday, October 8, 2012 at 9:12am

Precalculus/Trig 6
Find the exact value of the following trigonometric functions: sin(13pi), cos(14pi), tan(15pi)
Monday, October 8, 2012 at 9:05am

Precalculus/Trig 5
Find the exact value of thet following trigonometric functions: tan(5pi/6) tan(7pi/6) tan(11pi/6)
Monday, October 8, 2012 at 9:03am

Precalculus/Trig 3
The degree measure of an angle theta is 40 degrees. What is the radian Measure of theta? at what point P does the terminal ray intersect the unit circle (what is the ordered paid P(____, ___)?
Monday, October 8, 2012 at 9:02am

trig
weather balloon is directly west of two observing stations that are 10 mi apart. The angles of elevation of the balloon from the two stations are 17.6 degrees and 78.2 degrees. How high is the balloon?
Monday, October 8, 2012 at 8:58am

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