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ALGEBRA 2/TRIG HELP PLEASE PLEASE HELP
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The point (2, 3) is on the terminal side of angle θ, in standard position. What are the values of sine, cosine, and tangent of θ? Make sure to show all work.
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anonymous
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anonymous
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|dw:1437061318167:dw|Ok, first thing you need to do is find what the hypotenuse is. It's a right triangle, so can use the Pythagorean Theorem to figure out what the (?) on the drawing is?
anonymous
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Is it 13?
anonymous
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Close! The hypotenuse is \(\sqrt{13}\) since the hypotenuse squared is 13.|dw:1437061696572:dw|
anonymous
  • anonymous
Okay :) what do I need to do next?
anonymous
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So, now, we need to remember what sine, cosine, and tangent represent on a right triangle. The mnemonic device is SOH CAH TOA. S=Sine C=Cosine T=Tangent O=Opposite A=Adjacent H=Hypotenuse So, for example: \[\sin(\theta)=\frac{\text{side opposite of }\theta}{\text{hypotenuse}}\]The other 2, cosine and tangent work the same way in the mnemonic device. So, can you tell me what sine would be using this triangle?
anonymous
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Sine would be 3/13, right? Which would make it 0.23076923076
anonymous
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Wait, I forgot to square 13
anonymous
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Remember, the hypotenuse is \(\sqrt{13}\), so \(\sin(\theta)=\frac{3}{\sqrt{13}}\)
anonymous
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would it be 0.83205029433
anonymous
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Nice. Using the mnemonic SOH CAH TOA, you can figure out what cosine and tangent represent. \[\cos(\theta)=\frac{\text{side adjacent to }\theta}{\text{hypotenuse}}\]\[\tan(\theta)=\frac{\text{side opposite to }\theta}{\text{side adjacent to }\theta}\]Can you figure out the rest?
anonymous
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Cosine would be 2/√13=0.55470019622 and tangent would be 3/2=1.5
anonymous
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Good job. I'd recommend for future reference, I'd just get it into your head that sine, cosine, and tangent are those ratios right there. It'll make your life easier as you go further into trig.
anonymous
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Thank you so much!! :) You were a great help.
anonymous
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Also, it didn't happen in this question, but remember, negatives stick with the calculation! So, if the point were in quadrant II (so the point would be (-2, 3)), then the x-value would be -2!! So, if you were given that, \(\sin(\theta)=\frac{3}{\sqrt{13}}\), \(\cos(\theta)=-\frac{2}{\sqrt{13}}\), and \(\tan(\theta)=-\frac{3}{2}\). See how the negative carried over?
anonymous
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Oh, I see
anonymous
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That's a good tip to remember; I almost always forget to carry the negative sign
anonymous
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Thanks again :)
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np :)

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