okay i keep gettin these off-the-wall answers and am now starting to get fustrated because I got these other 30 right except these 2. so can someone please help me, I'd really appreciate it.
Evaluate each of the inverse trig functions in radians rounded to 4 decimal places
Problem 1
Problem2
You know what is wrong? What did you type, and where? What is an "amin" answer? How did you arrive at these values? What were your steps? What is your question?
1) By definition, arccot(-1/2) = A means cot(A) = -1/2. Then tan(A) = -2, sp arctan(-2) = A.
Plug this into your calculator, making sure the "mode" is set to "degrees" or "radians", depending upon the form required by your assignment.
2) This one works just like the previous one.
There is a subtley that needs to be addressed here:
The range of inverse tan is, by definition, approximately (-1.5708, 1.5708). BUT ..... the range of inverse cot is, by definition, approximately (0, 3.1416) (see Inverse Trigonometric Functions).
So when using the technique suggested in this thread to get inverse cot, you have to add pi (approx 3.1416) to your answer.
Alternatively (and probably more simply), you can just use the well known relationship .
To the OP: You may not have got the correct answers in time for your homework but hopefully you've now learned something (which in the long run is much more important).