Hello AquafinaThis is a very similar question to this one. Use the same method as I have done there, and the result follows immediately. (Don't try to use dot product!)

Grandad

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- October 30th 2009, 11:18 AM #1

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## tan A

Let L1 and L2 be two lines in the plane, with equations y = m1x + c1 and y = m2x + c2 respectively. Suppose that they intersect at an acute angle A. Show that

tan A = (m1-m2)/(1+m1m2) <-- modulus of this

The lines and modulus shows that I should use the formula for cos A with the dot product etc. But I am not sure what the dot product will be.

Any hints?

- October 30th 2009, 02:04 PM #2
Hello AquafinaThis is a very similar question to this one. Use the same method as I have done there, and the result follows immediately. (Don't try to use dot product!)

Grandad