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# Trigonometry Examples

Write the polynomial as an equation.

To find the x-intercept, substitute in for and solve for .

Rewrite the equation as .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Factor out of .

Find the LCD of the terms in the equation.

Finding the LCD of a list of values is the same as finding the LCM of the denominators of those values.

The LCM is the smallest number that all of the numbers divide into evenly.

1. List the prime factors of each number.

2. Multiply each factor the greatest number of times it occurs in either number.

The number is not a prime number because it only has one positive factor, which is itself.

Not prime

The LCM of is the result of multiplying all prime factors the greatest number of times they occur in either number.

The factor for is itself.

occurs time.

The LCM of is the result of multiplying all factors the greatest number of times they occur in either term.

Multiply each term by and simplify.

Multiply each term in by in order to remove all the denominators from the equation.

Simplify the left side of the equation by cancelling the common factors.

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Apply the distributive property.

Multiply by .

Multiply by .

Solve the equation.

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 .

Divide by .

To find the y-intercept, substitute in for and solve for .

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Simplify the denominator.

Multiply by .

Add and .

Reduce the expression by cancelling the common factors.

Cancel the common factor of and .

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factors.

Factor out of .

Cancel the common factor.

Rewrite the expression.

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

These are the and intercepts of the equation .

x-intercept:

y-intercept: