Quantcast

A community for students. Sign up today!

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

Caitie

  • 11 months ago

What is the equation for the graph shown?

  • This Question is Open
  1. Caitie
    • 11 months ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

  2. azetina
    • 11 months ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Definitely something involving tan(x)

  3. Caitie
    • 11 months ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Awesome, thank you! Any idea how to find the equation?

  4. azetina
    • 11 months ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Look at the period

  5. Caitie
    • 11 months ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    What's a period?

  6. azetina
    • 11 months ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    For example the period of sin(x) is 2pi. (one complete oscilation)

  7. Caitie
    • 11 months ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    How do I find the equation simply by looking at a graph though?

  8. azetina
    • 11 months ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    compare it to the base graph tan(x)

  9. Caitie
    • 11 months ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    tan(x) is pi...?

  10. Caitie
    • 11 months ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Wow I'm confused haha

  11. Caitie
    • 11 months ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    I'm still really confused as to how to find the equation of the graph though

  12. Caitie
    • 11 months ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Is there a method to it?

  13. azetina
    • 11 months ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    The equation should be \[\tan \left( \frac{ x-\pi }{ 2 } \right)\]

  14. alffer1
    • 11 months ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    Ok first off: Based on the shape of the graph, what trig function is this?

  15. alffer1
    • 11 months ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    @azetina you're right. not exactly sure how to explain this though.

  16. Caitie
    • 11 months ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Tangent

  17. azetina
    • 11 months ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    the second is \[\tan (x- \pi)\]

  18. azetina
    • 11 months ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Like I said, compare the phase shift with the base graph tan x

  19. azetina
    • 11 months ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    and look at the zeros of the function

  20. Caitie
    • 11 months ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Oh I get it that makes sense!

  21. Caitie
    • 11 months ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 1

    Thank you so so much :)

  22. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Ask a Question
Find more explanations on OpenStudy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.