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# Search: Precalc/Trig Word Problem

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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?
October 8, 2012 by Greg

Trig/Precalc
solve 6=e^0.2t Round your answer to the nearest hundredth Someone please help me - I don't understand this problem at all!
April 19, 2012 by tabby

precalc
Suppose that z1=6-8i. Find: A. The Trig Form of the complex number z1, where your theta is in degrees. B. The Trig form of z1*z2, where z2=5[cos(60degrees)+isin(60degrees)] C. The Trig Form of (z1)^4
December 5, 2011 by Joshua

Trig/Precalc
Find the greatest possible value of 5cos(x)+6sin(x). I know that it would be a good idea to look for identities that are in the form of acos(x)+bsin(x), but I can't seem to find any. Other than that I don't really know where to go with this problem. Any help would be much ...
December 16, 2014 by majorbill

Precalc-Max and Min word problem w/ calculator
A cylindrical can (w/lid) needs to be construced to hold 40 cbic inches. Find the dimentions of the can so that the total amout of material needed is a minimum i dont know how to do this!! please help- do you know any sites that reteach this?
October 15, 2008 by Adam

Trig/PreCalc
Factor the Polynomial completely: 10x^4y-20x^2y^2
December 29, 2008 by Nuna

trig/PreCalc
Find all real zeros of the function y = -7 + 4
March 23, 2010 by jodi

Precalc/Trig
what angle does the line y=6/7x make on the xy plane with a positive x axis?
October 20, 2012 by Liz

Precalc/Trig
what angle does the line y=6/7x make on the xy plane with a positive x axis?
October 20, 2012 by Liz

Precalc/Trig
Find the smallest positive number t such that e^sin(t)=1/2
October 20, 2012 by Liz

Precalc
Hello, good afternoon. I need help with my precalc hw. we are learning about finding zeros I dont which method I should use for this problem: if i is a zero of x^3+3x^2+ix+(4+i) what do i do? synthetic divison? or long division? when i did long division i got a werid ...
October 14, 2008 by Samya

precalc/trig
Write the partial fraction decomposition of the rational expression. 4x^2–19x+31/ (x+2)(x^2–4x+5)
December 3, 2011 by Robert

Precalc/Trig 1
What equation would you use to show that the point ((square root of 11)/(6), (5/6))is on the unit circle?
October 8, 2012 by Greg

precalc/trig
Solve the Logarithmic equation algebraically. Give an Exact Answer and an approximation for x to four decimal places. 20 log(2x+2)=45
December 5, 2011 by Alexander

The area of a circle is 18pi square meters. What is the radius (leaving answer in simplest radical form)
February 21, 2012 by Carlee'

Precalc/Trig 2
The point P lies in the 4th quadrant and is located on a circle of radius 2. Find the missing coordinate for P. (___, (negative square root of 3)).
October 8, 2012 by Greg

Precalc/Trig
Find all values of x, 0<x<(pi/2) for which (1/( root 3))<cotx<(root 3)
October 10, 2012 by Patrick

Precalc with Trig
What value(s) of x from 0 to 2pi solve the following equation: cos squared x - cos x - 6 = 0
April 11, 2013 by Natalie

precalc/trig
olve for the interval [0, 2pi]. cos(x+ pi/4)+cos(x- pi/4)=1
November 29, 2012 by bob

precalc/trig
Find the trigonometric form of the number. (Round any angles to two decimal places.) −8 − i
November 29, 2011 by Alex

Precalc-possible or impossible (trig)
is this possible? sec __=-.04
December 8, 2008 by yv

Ms Sue thank you for the help with my other word problem can you check this one for me? Write a word problem and find the solution to the equation. 1/2-2/3 THe answer is -1/6 and the word problem I created is: Janet put 6 suckers on a table. 3 suckers were watermelon and 3 ...
October 27, 2010 by m

One more problem.. Given sin t= 3/11 and cos t<0, find the values of the remaining 6 trig functions.
January 27, 2016 by Jane

math-word problem
The width of a rectangle is fixed at 21cm. What lengths will make the perimeter greater than 80cm. Please help with this word problem I do not even know where to begin.
July 31, 2010 by Michelle

Algebra
Word Problem: Jack mows the lawn in 4 hours, mary mows the lawn in 5 hours. how long will it take them if they mowed the lawn together? I have a hard time figuring out which formula to use to solve a problem in a word problem can anyone help and tell me how to set up the ...
October 18, 2008 by Laura

Math
Create an addition word problem and a subtraction word problem using fractions. Show how to find the solution to each problem. Once you find the solutions to your problems, rewrite the solutions as either a terminating or nonterminating decimal.
October 1, 2012 by Christian

math
Create an addition word problem and a subtraction word problem using fractions. Show how to find the solution to each problem. Once you find the solutions to your problems, rewrite the solutions as either a terminating or nonterminating decimal.
November 7, 2014 by math help asap

Trig?Precalc
write the rectangular equation x^2+y^2=6 in polar form. I do not want people to just post the answer! Please, show your work so that I can understand how to do these kinds of problems myself! Thank you and God Bless!
April 19, 2012 by tabby

trig
I'm trying to see if the teacher didn't give us the right problem or if I'm just not getting it. The problem is "re-write the expression without a fraction: 4/(1-sin x)". I can do it if the problem is sin squared x but I don't know how to solve the problem given. Pls help. thx
September 19, 2009 by Priscilla

Math- Precalc
could someone please help me solve this problem... e^x - 12e^(-x) - 1
November 15, 2010 by Alex

math
Suppose your teacher tells you to write a word problem using the number 3. Which would be the best object to use in your problem? Explain. Then write and solve a word problem using that object. (tricycle, bike, wagon)
September 24, 2014 by Bryce

pre-alg
I need help to create an addition word problem and a subtraction word problem using fractions. I need to show how to find the solution to each problem. Once I find the solutions to my problems, I have to rewrite the solutions as either a terminating or nonterminating decimal.
October 16, 2013 by AudioslavedCobain182

Trig/precalc
Cos[x + (7 Pi)/4] + Cos[x - (7 Pi)/4] = 1
February 12, 2013 by Joe

Math Word Problem
Can someone please check this one, this is a word problem, not a greater than or less question. How much greater than -10.4 is -6.52? -10.4 - -6.52 = -3.88 is this correct?
October 25, 2015 by Lou

Precalc/Trig
I have no idea how to solve this one problem: Round to two decimal places. Two observers 25 feet apart, sight to the top of the tree. If the angle of elevation to the top of the tree from the observer closest to the tree is 30 degrees and the angle of elevation from the ...
December 1, 2014 by Heather

Trigonometry
Use the trig Identities to find the other 5 trig functions. Problem 7.)Tan(90-x)=-3/8 8.)Csc x=-13/5 9.)Cot x=square root of 3 10.)Sin(90-x)=-.4563 11.)Sec(-x)=4 12.)Cos x=-.2351 I need HELP!
January 5, 2010 by Jennifer

Trig
Find an equation for the hyperbola described. Foci at (-4,0) and (4,0); asymptote the line y= -x. Please explain the steps of this problem. My book does not get an example of this type of problem and I'm not having any luck working this problem.
July 19, 2011 by EVJ

Trig
HELP!!!! I dont know how to do the trig identity with this problem csc^4 x-cot^4x= Csx^2 x + cot^2x
March 8, 2012 by Quetzally

Precalc and trig
cos^2 (x+a)-sin^2(a)= (cos x)(cos (2a+x)) prove using only side i worked on the left side...
February 22, 2009 by hayden

another precalc word problem
The Cruiser Bicycle Company makes two styles of bicycles: the Traveler, which sells for \$200, and the Tourister, which sells for \$600. Each bicycle has the same frame and tires, but the assembly and painting time required for the Traveler is only 1 hour, while it is 3 hours ...
September 25, 2010 by Janis

Trig/PreCalc
Teach me how to express 5sqrt3 - 5i in polar form please. I don't want you to do the work for me. Just show me the steps I need to do the work properly on my own. Otherwise I will not pass this class or the exam when I enter college, and I do not want to retake PreCalc. Its a ...
April 13, 2012 by tabby

Word problem math
Word problem. You cut a 2 m long board into 2 pieces . One piece is 10 cm shorter than the other. How long are each boards.? I got. 1 pc at 80!cm. the other 1pc at 100 cm Is this right ?
October 14, 2012 by Marco

precalc and trig
cos^2 (a+x) -sin^2 a=cos x * cos(2a+x)
February 22, 2009 by hayden

Math word problem
I have this word problem that I can't figure out. The problem is: A 15 lb weight is positioned 10 in. form a fulcrum. At what distance from the fulcrum must a 12 lb weigt be positioned to keep the scale balanced? The substitute that I had today said that the 12 lb. weight ...
August 27, 2008 by Tiffany

Trig/Precalc
So I have two questions that have been puzzling me for quite some time and would really appreciate any help with either of them! (a) There are four positive intergers a, b, c, and d such that 4cos(x)cos(2x)cos(4x)=cos(ax)+cos(bx)+cos(cx)+cos(dx) for all values of x. Find a+b+c...
January 4, 2015 by majorbill

english
What sentence uses italics, question marks, and punctuation correctly? ( I'm stuck on this problem) A, "How many r's are there in the word February"? B,"How many r's are there in the word February?" asked ty. c, "How many r's are in the word February," asked ty. D,How many r's...
February 4, 2014 by kitten

Precalc+trig
Solve tan(40/90) for the double angle cos(2theta). I know I use the x^2 + y^2 = r^2 formula and cos(2theta) = cos^2theta - sin^2theta. But I don't understand my answer
March 4, 2015 by Anna

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 ...
September 26, 2012 by George

Trig/Precalc
The system of equations: |z-2-2i|=sqrt(23), |z-8-5i|=sqrt(38) has two solutions z_1 and z_2 in complex numbers. Find (z_1+z_2)/2. My first instinct on this problem was to square each equation given that the square of the magnitude of a complex number is much easier to deal ...
February 16, 2015 by majorbill

math compare
word problem the temperature at 3am was -17.3F by noon the temperature was -17.8F. at what time was it the coldest? i said -17.8F is that right? word problem sam is 5/8" taller than jackie. Shelly is 0.7 in taller than Jackie. who is the tallest? i guessed is it Jackier ?
December 8, 2011 by marko

Trig
How do i set this trig problem up? PLEASE help me. Find tan (s + t) given that sin s = 1/4, with s in quadrant 2, and sin t = -1/2, with t in quadrant 4.
May 3, 2010 by Dave

math
for the following equations, write a word problem draw a picture, and find the solution to the equation. 5/12 - 1/3=? I know the answer is 1/12 but am stumped on how to write the word problem and draw a picture
October 27, 2010 by m

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)?
November 10, 2012 by Liz

Precalc/Trig
I don't understand how to do these problems: Find two pairs of polar coordinates for each point with the given rectangular coordinates if 0 ≤ θ ≤ 2π. Round to the nearest hundredth, if necessary. 17. (2, -3) Answers: (3.61, 5.30) and (-3.61, 2.16) 19. (a...
January 21, 2015 by Heather

Trig/Pre-Calc
Need help with current Trig problem for tomorrow: Solve the logarithmic equation algebraically. Approximate the result to three decimal places. 6log3(0.5x)=11 I know to start off the equation you divide by 6. I know the answer is 14.988. I just am puzzled on how to receive the...
May 16, 2011 by Eric

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.
December 15, 2012 by Joel

Trig/ English
I need an Acrostic poem for the word "Exponent"
January 22, 2015 by Emily

math word problem
word problem need help: suppose you own a card shop. you buy one line of cards at a rate of 4 cards for \$5. you plan to sell the cards at a rate of 3 cards for \$5 how may carfds must you sell in order to make a profit of \$100.00 i dont understand how to get answer can you help
September 8, 2012 by marko

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.
December 16, 2012 by Mia

Precalc
Identify all of the trig functions that fit each description: 1. Has a amplitude of 1 2. Is discontinuous at odd multiples of π/2 3. Is continuous at odd multiples of π/2 4. Has sin x as a denominator value 5. Is completely bounded 6. Has the exxact same value at &#...
September 22, 2015 by Anon

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
December 9, 2012 by sam

English
Identify and choose the one underlined word or phrase that should be corrected. What is the meaning of above sentence?Will i find a word which is incorrected in the sentence? In my(A) opinion they aren't(B) going nowhere(C) special because of(D) financial problem(E). In this ...
June 18, 2011 by Bayarbold

elementary
write a problem write a word problem involving the number of pages in a book.then write the numerical expression that you would need to use to solve your problem.
October 29, 2012 by swetha

math
2.-The longest one-word name of any place in America is Chargoggagoggmanchauggagoggchubunagungamaugg.This name for a lake near webster, Massachusetts, is 45 letters long. It is a Native American name that means "You fish on you side, I'll fish on mine, and no one fishes in the...
January 29, 2011 by Luis

Word Processing
I'm a GranMa in my 60's trying to learn Word/Windows. I started with the 2nd course and have had only this one problem in 3 weeks so that is good. I don't think the answer to my problem is in the book for THIS course. I can't figure out how to use the commands with the ...
October 11, 2007 by GranMa Cee

I have to make a word problem/story out of this quadratic equation -t^2+3t+18=0 The plot of the story I want to write about has to deal with world hunger, and food being dropped in to remote locations by helicopter. Can someone please help me come up with a word/problem that ...
May 12, 2014 by jarron

Precalc/Trig
2 roads intersect at an angle of 60 degrees. A friend's mail box is 434 feet from that intersection and your mailbox is on the other road and is 525 feet from the intersection. How far is it from your mailbox to your friend's mailbox? I got 1016.66 feet, but that is wrong. ...
December 4, 2014 by Heather

Precalc with Trig
What value(s) of theta (0 less than or equal to theta less than or equal to 2pi) solve the following equation: cos squared theta - cos theta - 6 = 0
April 7, 2013 by Natalie

Math
Write a word problem using 7 groups. Solve the problem
December 8, 2015 by Anonymous

math
Can someone please help me with this word problem!?! I know the answer which is 784 feet. But I have no clue how to solve it. Can someone please show how to solve this problem? The word problem is: The melt in Your Mouth Chocolate Factory is a rectangular building. The ...
September 4, 2012 by aaron

Math
Question: Write a word problem using 7 groups. And then solve the problem Can you give an example?
November 12, 2014 by James

Precalc Trig
here's the question: solve for cos(2theta)=1 if you graph r= cos(2Theta) then graph r=1 you find that there are four places where the graphs intersect. however, when solved algebraically, there are two solutions which can be represented in an infinitely many format as: Theta...
November 20, 2015 by Wulramm

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's number...
November 14, 2012 by Greg

math trig
ln(2x-5)= 4 how do i this problem? thanks!
May 21, 2012 by greeny

accounting
Write a word problem involving a discounted price. Describe the situation and pose the question, but DO NOT SOLVE the problem.
January 29, 2011 by catrina

ALG2! WORD PROBLEM!
define a variable and write an inequality for each problem.then solve. Nineteen more than a number is less than 42.
October 4, 2012 by tyneisha

Trig/Precalc
a lamp post that is 8 feet high casts a shadow 5 feet long. how tall is the person standing beside the lamp post if his shadow is 3.5 feet long
November 24, 2013 by Marusa

Poetry
I need to write a poem with the word ALGEBRA but the only problem is that my teacher wants complete sentences with each letter instead of a word for a letter. Can you please help?
September 13, 2009 by Mark

Science/Math
Word Problem page 19 John and Al are in a 15 km race. John averages 4.4 m/s during the first half of the race and then runs at a speed of 4.2 m/s until the last 200 m, which he covers at 4.5 m/s. At what average speed must Al run to beat John? The textbook that included the ...
September 29, 2013 by Walter

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 ...
January 15, 2013 by Knights

precalc
Hi. Can someone please help me with this problem? A rectangular block of metal weighs 3 oz. How many lbs will a similar block of the same metal weigh if the edges are twice as long?
October 31, 2007 by Charlotte

precalc: elimating the parameter
hi, i'm having trouble understanding the concept of eliminating the parameter to obtain an equation in x and y alone. can anyone please solve this problem and explain it? thank you so much. x = 3T-4 y= = 1-2T (0<t<3) those signs are actually less than or equal to.
July 9, 2008 by joseph

Trig
How do you do this problem? 1+i(square root of 3)
November 12, 2009 by Kevin

Trig
How do I solve this problem? tan (30° + x)
May 2, 2010 by Abby

precalc
4. REVIEW PROBLEM: Solve). √3-2x + √3x +13 =5 the term (3-2x) is under a radical as well as the term (3x+13). Please show all steps!! i keep on getting x=9 but plugging it in it is wrong!
February 22, 2016 by Jillian

math (final trig problem)
Solve for x on the interval [0,π/2): cos^3(2x) + 3cos^2(2x) + 3cos(2x) = 4 I havent done trig for a while so what exactly does that mean in solving for x on that interval and how would i go about doing that? Where are you getting these tough trig questions?? how about ...
April 30, 2007 by jacob

math
write a word problem for 1/2 - 2/3 = and write a word problem for 5/12 - 1/3 =
August 28, 2009 by Nat

trig(really struggling with this problem)
expand (x + y)^5
November 10, 2008 by jerson

Trig
How do you find the H-Shift. My problem is y=5 sin(3x-pi/2).
January 14, 2010 by Jennifer

math,algebra
I have to make a word problem with a real life situation that follows a linear equation i have to come up with the independent variables being years.Then i have to create an equation or inequality that could be used for analysis, prediction, or decision making.then, draw the ...
January 14, 2007 by jasmine20

Trig problem
What is a coterminal angle with 170 degrees?
August 14, 2009 by Casey

trig
how do i solve this completing the square problem: 3x^2+12x+10=0
April 26, 2011 by Anonymous

math
Create your own word problem that uses a system of equations to solve. Your problem must include the following words: beach,hammock,dance,and troll.
February 24, 2011 by Nick

Ms Sue help word problem
In last Saturdays parade Tom counted a total of 76 bicycles and tricycles, for a total of 227 wheels. How many tricycles were in the parade? word problem - Marko, Thursday, September 29, 2011 at 10:31pm i go 75 tricyles x 3 = 225 wheels 1 bike x 2 = 2 2wheels total of 227 ...
September 29, 2011 by Marko

Math
Need some help on a word problem. It has a storage chest. The dimensions for the top of the chest are 28 in wide, 46 in long, and 1 in high. The bottom of the chest is 28 in wide, 46 in long, and 17 in high. The word problem is Cynthia packs the chest with sweater bags that ...
February 28, 2012 by Brandi

science
What is an acrostic poem for the word mesozoic? (must represent the word as you go as in the word relating to that word(: PLEASE RESPOND ASAP!!!!!!!!
January 9, 2013 by Laycee Montgomery

trig
Find arcsin [cos (Pi/2)] The answer is 0. How do you solve this problem? Thanks.
June 8, 2009 by Chris

algebra 2 trig
i need to find out how to solve this problem: 9x+2 7 ---------- + --- 3x^2-2x-8 3x^2+x-4
September 27, 2009 by eden

algebra-trig help asap
x=sec^-1 2 I really need help with this problem. Thanks
April 18, 2012 by missy

trig/precalc
a plane flies 810 miles form Franklin to Centerville with a bearing of 75 degrees (clockwise from north). then it flies 648 miles from centerville to rosemont with a bearing of 32 degrees. find the straight-line distance and bearing from rosemont to franklin.
January 20, 2011 by mimi

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