Trigonometry Examples

Solve for ? tan(theta) = square root of 3
Take the inverse tangent of both sides of the equation to extract from inside the tangent.
Simplify the right side.
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The exact value of is .
The tangent function is positive in the first and third quadrants. To find the second solution, add the reference angle from to find the solution in the fourth quadrant.
Simplify .
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To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .
Combine fractions.
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Combine and .
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
Simplify the numerator.
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Move to the left of .
Add and .
Find the period of .
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The period of the function can be calculated using .
Replace with in the formula for period.
The absolute value is the distance between a number and zero. The distance between and is .
Divide by .
The period of the function is so values will repeat every radians in both directions.
, for any integer
Consolidate the answers.
, for any integer
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