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coolkat4

  • 2 years ago

An acute angle θ is in a right triangle with sin θ =1/2 . What is the value of cot θ?

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  1. cwrw238
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    cot theta = 1 /tan theta

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    do u need any more help/

  4. coolkat4
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    it's sqrt3/2 correct?

  5. cwrw238
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    no what is value of tan theta in this triangle (remember tan = opposite side /adjacent)

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    1/sqrt3

  7. cwrw238
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    right, so cot theta is 1 / (1/sqrt3)

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    - which is adjacent / opposite right?

  9. coolkat4
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    sqrt3/1 1/sqrt3 2/sqrt3 sqrt3/2 wait so which would be right and why?

  10. cwrw238
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    correct is sqrt3 / 1 or just sqrt3 adjacent side = sqrt3 opposite = 1

  11. cwrw238
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    theres a mnemonic which helps you rmember the trig rations: SOH-CAH-TOA have u come across that ?

  12. coolkat4
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    yeah i was just getting confused thank you!

  13. cwrw238
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    yw

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