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  • one year ago

what is cot 0 in the triangle

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  1. mathmate
    • one year ago
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    Hint: Use SohCahToa, and recall that cot(x)=\(\Large \frac{1}{tan(x)}\)

  2. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so what is x

  3. mathmate
    • one year ago
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    x can be any value, but can apply to \(\theta\) in your diagram.

  4. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    oh ok ....1 min

  5. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ok ....im confused as how to solve this but i have cot(3)=0.0524

  6. mathmate
    • one year ago
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    Do you know SohCahToa? Start with finding tan\(\theta\)!

  7. mathmate
    • one year ago
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    Neither tan nor cot equals 0.0524. You can find it directly from the diagram as a fraction, without using a calculator.

  8. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so does tan=4/3

  9. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    tan=opp/adj right??

  10. mathmate
    • one year ago
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    Exactly! Now you can calculate cot(x)=1/tan(x)

  11. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    lol what is cot

  12. mathmate
    • one year ago
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    cot is cotangent, basically the reciprocal of tangent.

  13. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so if it is the reciprocal then that means that cot is 3/4 ??

  14. mathmate
    • one year ago
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    Exactly!

  15. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so 3/4(x)=4/3

  16. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    so the answer is 3/4

  17. mathmate
    • one year ago
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    That is correct!

  18. anonymous
    • one year ago
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    ok thanks for the help......your awesome

  19. mathmate
    • one year ago
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    You're welcome! :)

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