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# Trigonometry Examples

Take the root of both sides of the to eliminate the exponent on the left side.

First, use the positive value of the to find the first solution.

Next, use the negative value of the to find the second solution.

The complete solution is the result of both the positive and negative portions of the solution.

Set up each of the solutions to solve for .

Set up the equation to solve for .

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

The exact value of is .

The cotangent 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 .

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 .

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.

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Set up the equation to solve for .

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

The exact value of is .

The cotangent function is negative in the second and fourth quadrants. To find the second solution, subtract the reference angle from 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 .

Subtract from .

Move the negative in front of the fraction.

Add to .

The resulting angle of is positive 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 .

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

, for any integer

, for any integer

List all of the results found in the previous steps.

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The complete solution is the set of all solutions.

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Consolidate and to .

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Consolidate and to .

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