# equation for tan?

• Feb 4th 2007, 11:43 AM
Mr_Green
equation for tan?
Find the equation for a tangent function whose asymptotes are at x = pi/3 + 2kpi, k E intergers. The point of 180 degress symetry is at height 2 and the amplitude value A = 1.

• Feb 4th 2007, 02:20 PM
Mr_Green
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• Feb 4th 2007, 11:14 PM
CaptainBlack
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr_Green
how can amplitude be 1, if tan graph shoots up high?

Your question is very difficult (for me) to decipher, but what I think is being

f(x)=tan(Ax+B)+C

which satisfies the given conditions.

However I still find the conditions difficult to understand. It seems to me that
the last condition is trying to say that the point corresponding to x=0 y=0 for
g(x)=tan(x) is at (1,2).

RonL
• Feb 5th 2007, 07:14 AM
Mr_Green
i myself is not exactly sure what the question is asking. i did not write it, so im not sure of the direction its heading in.
• Feb 5th 2007, 08:44 AM
topsquark
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mr_Green
i myself is not exactly sure what the question is asking. i did not write it, so im not sure of the direction its heading in.

Let's try this then. What class are you in, what text are you using, and what is the chapter/section about?

-Dan
• Feb 5th 2007, 10:33 AM
Mr_Green
i am in pre calculus. We use the Illinois Math & Science Academy math material. Our current studies involve trig identities. Our program is wierd though, because we recieve material to complete that we have not studied, this being one of those questions. It is only a chapter preview question though, so it is not a big deal.