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6 tan 2 x + 13 tan x = −6

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tan 2 x sec x = 1

1.0472 , 3.1416 , 5.2360

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sin 2 x 2 cos 2 x = 0

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2 tan 2 x + 9 tan x 6 = 0

0.5326 , 1.7648 , 3.6742 , 4.9064

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4 sin 2 x + sin ( 2 x ) sec x 3 = 0

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Extensions

For the following exercises, find all solutions exactly to the equations on the interval [ 0 , 2 π ) .

csc 2 x 3 csc x 4 = 0

sin 1 ( 1 4 ) , π sin 1 ( 1 4 ) , 3 π 2

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sin 2 x cos 2 x 1 = 0

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sin 2 x ( 1 sin 2 x ) + cos 2 x ( 1 sin 2 x ) = 0

π 2 , 3 π 2

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3 sec 2 x + 2 + sin 2 x tan 2 x + cos 2 x = 0

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sin 2 x 1 + 2 cos ( 2 x ) cos 2 x = 1

There are no solutions.

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tan 2 x 1 sec 3 x cos x = 0

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sin ( 2 x ) sec 2 x = 0

0 , π 2 , π , 3 π 2

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sin ( 2 x ) 2 csc 2 x = 0

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2 cos 2 x sin 2 x cos x 5 = 0

There are no solutions.

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1 sec 2 x + 2 + sin 2 x + 4 cos 2 x = 4

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Real-world applications

An airplane has only enough gas to fly to a city 200 miles northeast of its current location. If the pilot knows that the city is 25 miles north, how many degrees north of east should the airplane fly?

7.2

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If a loading ramp is placed next to a truck, at a height of 4 feet, and the ramp is 15 feet long, what angle does the ramp make with the ground?

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If a loading ramp is placed next to a truck, at a height of 2 feet, and the ramp is 20 feet long, what angle does the ramp make with the ground?

5.7

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A woman is watching a launched rocket currently 11 miles in altitude. If she is standing 4 miles from the launch pad, at what angle is she looking up from horizontal?

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An astronaut is in a launched rocket currently 15 miles in altitude. If a man is standing 2 miles from the launch pad, at what angle is she looking down at him from horizontal? (Hint: this is called the angle of depression.)

82.4

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A woman is standing 8 meters away from a 10-meter tall building. At what angle is she looking to the top of the building?

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A man is standing 10 meters away from a 6-meter tall building. Someone at the top of the building is looking down at him. At what angle is the person looking at him?

31.0

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A 20-foot tall building has a shadow that is 55 feet long. What is the angle of elevation of the sun?

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A 90-foot tall building has a shadow that is 2 feet long. What is the angle of elevation of the sun?

88.7

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A spotlight on the ground 3 meters from a 2-meter tall man casts a 6 meter shadow on a wall 6 meters from the man. At what angle is the light?

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A spotlight on the ground 3 feet from a 5-foot tall woman casts a 15-foot tall shadow on a wall 6 feet from the woman. At what angle is the light?

59.0

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For the following exercises, find a solution to the following word problem algebraically. Then use a calculator to verify the result. Round the answer to the nearest tenth of a degree.

A person does a handstand with his feet touching a wall and his hands 1.5 feet away from the wall. If the person is 6 feet tall, what angle do his feet make with the wall?

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A person does a handstand with her feet touching a wall and her hands 3 feet away from the wall. If the person is 5 feet tall, what angle do her feet make with the wall?

36.9

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A 23-foot ladder is positioned next to a house. If the ladder slips at 7 feet from the house when there is not enough traction, what angle should the ladder make with the ground to avoid slipping?

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Chapter review exercises

Solving Trigonometric Equations with Identities

For the following exercises, find all solutions exactly that exist on the interval [ 0 , 2 π ) .

Questions & Answers

A laser rangefinder is locked on a comet approaching Earth. The distance g(x), in kilometers, of the comet after x days, for x in the interval 0 to 30 days, is given by g(x)=250,000csc(π30x). Graph g(x) on the interval [0, 35]. Evaluate g(5)  and interpret the information. What is the minimum distance between the comet and Earth? When does this occur? To which constant in the equation does this correspond? Find and discuss the meaning of any vertical asymptotes.
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Sin(A+B) = sinBcosA+cosBsinA
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June needs 45 gallons of punch. 2 different coolers. Bigger cooler is 5 times as large as smaller cooler. How many gallons in each cooler?
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the 28th term is 175
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192
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Prove that (sinA/1-cosA - 1-cosA/sinA) (cosA/1-sinA - 1-sinA/cosA) = 4
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