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    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.

    Thanks for your help!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Green View Post
    how can amplitude be 1, if tan graph shoots up high?

    thanks for your help!!
    Your question is very difficult (for me) to decipher, but what I think is being
    asked is for a function:

    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).

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    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr_Green View Post
    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?

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    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.
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