Graph y = -tan(π/2). What are its vertical asymptotes?

How would I graph the function?

Thanks!

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- Jun 1st 2009, 06:04 PMlive_laugh_luv27Graph of trig function
Graph y = -tan(π/2). What are its vertical asymptotes?

How would I graph the function?

Thanks! - Jun 1st 2009, 06:59 PMartvandalay11
and if you know the half angle formulas, which state

Then

Now finding your asymptotes should be easy (sin(n)=0) and graphing this by hand, well I would graph the numerator and then the denominator, and then divide the corresponding y values point by point for an accurate sketch

as theemptyset has just pointed out, seems as though i may have misinterpretted that pi for an n, making this wrong and yeah... sorry for that - Jun 1st 2009, 07:01 PMTheEmptySet
I am going to assume that you mean

The negative flips the graph of the tangent, and the compresses the peroid of the function to

So the graph is

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