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# Trigonometry Examples

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Replace the with based on the identity.

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

For a polynomial of the form , rewrite the middle term as a sum of two terms whose product is and whose sum is .

Factor out of .

Rewrite as plus

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Factor out the greatest common factor from each group.

Group the first two terms and the last two terms.

Factor out the greatest common factor (GCF) from each group.

Factor the polynomial by factoring out the greatest common factor, .

If any individual factor on the left side of the equation is equal to , the entire expression will be equal to .

Set the first factor equal to .

Add to both sides of the equation.

Multiply each term in by

Multiply each term in by .

Multiply .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Take the inverse sine of both sides of the equation to extract from inside the sine.

The exact value of is .

The sine function is negative in the third and fourth quadrants. To find the second solution, subtract the solution from , to find a reference angle. Next, add this reference angle to to find the solution in the third quadrant.

Simplify the expression to find the second solution.

Simplify .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Write each expression with a common denominator of , by multiplying each by an appropriate factor of .

Combine.

Multiply by .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply by .

Add and .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Write each expression with a common denominator of , by multiplying each by an appropriate factor of .

Combine.

Multiply by .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Move to the left of .

Add and .

Subtract from .

The resulting angle of is positive, less than , and coterminal with .

Find the period.

The period of the function can be calculated using .

Replace with in the formula for period.

Solve the equation.

The absolute value is the distance between a number and zero. The distance between and is .

Divide by .

Add to every negative angle to get positive angles.

Add to to find the positive angle.

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Write each expression with a common denominator of , by multiplying each by an appropriate factor of .

Combine.

Multiply by .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

List the new angles.

The period of the function is so values will repeat every radians in both directions.

, for any integer

, for any integer

Set the next factor equal to .

Add to both sides of the equation.

Divide each term by and simplify.

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Take the inverse sine of both sides of the equation to extract from inside the sine.

The exact value of is .

The sine function is positive in the first and second quadrants. To find the second solution, subtract the reference angle from to find the solution in the second quadrant.

Simplify .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Combine.

Multiply by .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Move to the left of .

Subtract from .

Find the period.

The period of the function can be calculated using .

Replace with in the formula for period.

Solve the equation.

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

, for any integer

The final solution is all the values that make true.

, for any integer

Consolidate the answers.

, for any integer

Plug in for and simplify to see if the solution is contained in .

Plug in for .

Simplify.

Simplify each term.

Cancel the common factor of and .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factors.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Divide by .

Multiply .

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Add and .

The interval contains .

Plug in for and simplify to see if the solution is contained in .

Plug in for .

Simplify.

Multiply by .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Combine.

Multiply by .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply by .

Add and .

The interval contains .

Plug in for and simplify to see if the solution is contained in .

Plug in for .

Simplify.

Multiply by .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Combine.

Multiply by .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply by .

Add and .

Cancel the common factor of and .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factors.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

The interval contains .