For an angle Θ with the point (−20, −21) on its terminating side, what is the value of cosine?

- anonymous

For an angle Θ with the point (−20, −21) on its terminating side, what is the value of cosine?

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- anonymous

@kelliegirl33 can you help me

- myininaya

If it helps you graph the point. Can you do that for me first?

- anonymous

@myininaya just plot -20,-21 ?

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- myininaya

Yep plot the point as a first step.

- myininaya

You can use the draw tool.

- anonymous

ok

- anonymous

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- anonymous

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- myininaya

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Now I will simply make a right triangle using the center of the graph for my central angle.

- myininaya

what is the ratio definition of cosine of an angle?

- anonymous

legnth of adjacent / legnth of hyp

- myininaya

right you already have the adjacent side given in the picture
the only thing you need now is the hyp of that triangle, right?

- anonymous

yes

- myininaya

Find the hyp of that triangle using Pythagorean Theorem.

- anonymous

the adjacent side is -20

- myininaya

You are correct to say that.

- myininaya

Can you find the length of the hyp?

- anonymous

yes hold on wouldnt it be
-20^2 + 21^2 = c^2

- myininaya

20^2+21^2=c^2
and then take the square root of both sides to give you c.

- anonymous

29

- myininaya

so that is the length of the hyp
so what is cos(theta)=?

- anonymous

29 ?

- myininaya

you said earlier cos(theta) is adj/hyp
you never said cos(theta) is hyp

- anonymous

20/29

- myininaya

don't forget the negative sign

- anonymous

thank you so much i have a few more cn yu help me

- myininaya

if the angle was on the side of the graph like on the right hand side of the y-axis cos would have been indeed a positive number
but since the angle was to the left of the y-axis cos will be negative

- myininaya

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- anonymous

How does changing the function from f(x) = 3 sin 2x to g(x) = 3 sin 2x + 5 affect the range of the function?

- myininaya

we could even talk about sine
sin is positive when above the x-axis
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- myininaya

Well you are talking about shifting the graph up when you have that +5

- anonymous

so the function shifts up 5 units so the range changes from -1 to 1

- anonymous

in f(x) to 4 to 6 in g(x)

- myininaya

For example,
pretend we have y=sin(x)
the range of sin(x) is from -1 to 1 (inclusive).
but when we look at y=sin(x)+1
that means you are moving every point of y=sin(x) up one unit
so the range of sin(x)+1 is from -1+1..1+1( inclusive)
doing the addition gives 0..2 (inclusive)

- anonymous

am i right

- myininaya

well first what is the range of y=3sin(x)?

- anonymous

f(x) = 3 sin 2x to g(x) = 3 sin 2x + 5 affect the range of the function

- myininaya

yes the range of the graph of f would be affected if you need f+5

- myininaya

did f+5 (not need)

- myininaya

but the range of y=3sin(x) is not -1 to 1.

- anonymous

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- anonymous

its 2 to 8

- myininaya

Let y=sin(x).
Let f(x)=3sin(x). Therefore you could say f(x)=3y where y=sin(x).
If you have 3 times every y per x wouldn't the range be stretched more?

- anonymous

yes

- myininaya

like the range for y=sin(x) is -1 to 1
(when we talk about range we are talking about the y values)
the lowest y value for y=3sin(x) would be what then?

- anonymous

so f(x) has greater y-intercerpt

- myininaya

the lowest y value for y=sin(x) is -1
so the lowest y value for f(x)=3sin(x) is ?

- anonymous

-3

- myininaya

great so it shouldn't be hard for you to see the highest y-value for f(x)=3sin(x) would be 3(1)=3
so the range for y=3sin(x) is -3 to 3 (inclusive)

- myininaya

now what is the range for y=3sin(x)+5

- anonymous

2 to 8

- myininaya

omg you are great
so now you can answer that one question about how the range is affected and actually state the ranges of both functions

- anonymous

now for Which of the following functions has the greatest y-intercept? wouldnt it be f(x) since the y is 9

- myininaya

Also when answering the question it might be better to choose to answer in interval notation or inequality notation.
2 to 8 isn't really something people say to state an interval (not that I have ever seen anyways)

- anonymous

Okay , so it would be stated has 2 to 8 in g(x)

- myininaya

well like i said you might want to choose to answer in interval notation (or inequality)
y is an element of the interval [2,8] <--interval (i put brackets to mean to included endpoints
inequality notation:
\[2 \le y \le 8\]
and to your next question....
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do you what the y-intercept is for a curve?
It is the part of the curve that goes through the y-axis.
When I say part, I'm talking about the specific point in which the curve does that.
What do you know about all the points on the y-axis? What do they all have in common?

- myininaya

I will give you a hint.
All the x values of any point on the y-axis are _____?___

- anonymous

Im not sure

- anonymous

4-9 = -5 which is the same for g(x)

- anonymous

the same y-intercept

- myininaya

Ok since you can't answer that, I will ask you a series of questions now?
Where does (0,10) lie?
Where does (0,5) lie?
Where does (0,2) lie?
Where does (0,0) lie?
Where does (0,-1) lie?
Where does (0,-6) lie?
where does (0,-1000) lie?

- anonymous

on the x axis

- myininaya

That is incorrect.
They all lie on the y-axis.
The answer to my question:
All the x-values of any point on the y-axis is ____?__
All the x-values of any point on the y-axis is zero.
So to find the y-intercept for a curve you just need to find y when x is zero.
You just need to replace x with zero and solve for y.

- anonymous

so 0-9 ?
0-4 ?

- myininaya

For the one function, it should be clear (0,0) is the y-intercept (that is the origin of the graph after all; is is all an x-intercept)
The other function you did right even though it doesn't seem you know why you were doing it since you were not able to answer the question.

- anonymous

Yeah im confused now

- myininaya

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This is the information given.
You are asking to find the y-intercept for both graphs right?
Can you tell me which point from f have the x is 0?

- anonymous

functions has the greatest y-intercept

- anonymous

1,1 ?

- myininaya

I'm asking you to tell which of the points from f have the x value is 0?

- myininaya

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- anonymous

its 0,0 ?

- myininaya

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Do you see any of these x's being 0?

- anonymous

yes

- myininaya

yes the point (0,0) is a y-intercept because the x is 0

- myininaya

now we need to look at g(x)=5cos(3x)-5

- myininaya

what point on g gives us the x is 0?

- anonymous

-5

- myininaya

how did you get that?

- myininaya

Did you replace the x with 0 to see what y is? Because y is not -5 when x is 0.

- myininaya

I only care about when x is 0 since you are asking about the y-intercept.

- myininaya

Replace the x with 0 like so
y-intercept of g is g(0)=5cos(3*0)-5

- myininaya

evaluate 5cos(3*0)-5

- anonymous

5cos(0)-5
5cos

- myininaya

you are right to say 5cos(3*0)-5 can be wrriten as 5cos(0)-5
but where do we go from there?

- anonymous

1.41

- myininaya

:(
5cos(0)-5
what is cos(0)?

- anonymous

1

- myininaya

5(1)-5
can you simplify from here now?

- anonymous

0

- anonymous

same y

- myininaya

right so the y-intercept for g is (0,0) as well
they have the same y-intercept

- anonymous

1f sin Θ = 15 over 17, use the Pythagorean Identity to find cos Θ.

- myininaya

draw a right triangle using this information sin(theta)=15/17

- anonymous

\[\sin^2 \theta + \cos ^2\theta = 1\] will be what we use ?

- myininaya

you can use that

- anonymous

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- anonymous

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- myininaya

if you want to use that specific identity you can
replace sin(theta) with 15/17 and solve for cos(theta)

- anonymous

sin(15) = 0.650

- anonymous

sin*17) = -0.96

- myininaya

can you replace sin(theta) with 15/17 in the following equation
\[\sin^2(\theta)+\cos^2(\theta)=1\]

- anonymous

no

- myininaya

why not?

- anonymous

well wouldnt you put them in front of sin and cos

- myininaya

just so you know \[\sin^2(\theta)\]
and \[(\sin(\theta))^2\]
have exactly the same meaning

- myininaya

you are given sin(theta) is 15/17
so you replace the whole sin(theta) thing with 15/17

- myininaya

\[\sin^2(\theta)+\cos^2(\theta)=1 \text{ means exactly that } (\sin(\theta))^2+(\cos(\theta))^2=1\]
So we have \[(\sin(\theta))^2+(\cos(\theta))^2=1 \\ (\frac{15}{17})^2+(\cos(\theta))^2 =1 \text{ I did this because I was given that } \sin(\theta)=15/17\]

- myininaya

now solve for cos(theta)

- myininaya

if that confuses you solve the following equation for u
\[(\frac{15}{17})^2+u^2=1 \]

- myininaya

whatever value(s) you get for u is your answer since u is cos(theta)

- myininaya

and cos(theta) is the objective

- anonymous

225/285

- anonymous

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- myininaya

so what did you do to get that?

- anonymous

found cos of theta

- myininaya

you solve the equation
(15/17)^2+u^2=1 for u (which is cos(theta) )?

- anonymous

yes

- myininaya

you might want to do that one more time

- myininaya

the denominator is right
but your numerator is off

- anonymous

8 / 17

- myininaya

ok so cos could either be 8/17 or -8/17 when sin is 15/17

- anonymous

|dw:1403478613956:dw| my only option

- myininaya

Agreed

- anonymous

In Shadow Bay in July, high tide is at 1:30 pm. The water level is 4 feet at high tide and 0 feet at low tide. Assuming the next high tide is exactly 12 hours later and the height of the water can be modeled by a cosine curve, find an equation for Shadow Bay's water level in July as a function of time (t).

- anonymous

okay so i got
f(t) = 4cos pie/2t +1

- anonymous

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