# Trigonometry Examples

Find Amplitude, Period, and Phase Shift
Step 1
Use the form to find the variables used to find the amplitude, period, phase shift, and vertical shift.
Step 2
Find the amplitude .
Amplitude:
Step 3
Find the period of .
Step 3.1
The period of the function can be calculated using .
Step 3.2
Replace with in the formula for period.
Step 3.3
The absolute value is the distance between a number and zero. The distance between and is .
Step 3.4
Cancel the common factor of and .
Step 3.4.1
Factor out of .
Step 3.4.2
Cancel the common factors.
Step 3.4.2.1
Factor out of .
Step 3.4.2.2
Cancel the common factor.
Step 3.4.2.3
Rewrite the expression.
Step 4
Find the phase shift using the formula .
Step 4.1
The phase shift of the function can be calculated from .
Phase Shift:
Step 4.2
Replace the values of and in the equation for phase shift.
Phase Shift:
Step 4.3
Multiply the numerator by the reciprocal of the denominator.
Phase Shift:
Step 4.4
Multiply .
Step 4.4.1
Multiply by .
Phase Shift:
Step 4.4.2
Multiply by .
Phase Shift:
Phase Shift:
Phase Shift:
Step 5
List the properties of the trigonometric function.
Amplitude:
Period:
Phase Shift: ( to the right)
Vertical Shift: None
Step 6