# Inverse Functions help

• April 11th 2010, 03:02 PM
baconfoot
Inverse Functions help
Hey guys i'm trying to figure these Inverse problems out. Any and all help would be greatly appreciated.

arcTan(- √3) . Give Answer in Exact Radians

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is this possible?

Sin[arcCos(-1/3)+arcSin(2/5)] . Give Answer in Exact Radians
• April 11th 2010, 03:24 PM
stapel
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Originally Posted by baconfoot
arcTan(- √3) . Give Answer in Exact Radians

What angle measure $\theta$ gives you a tangent value of $\sqrt{3}$? Where (that is, in which quadrants) is tangent negative?

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Originally Posted by baconfoot
Sin[arcCos(-1/3)+arcSin(2/5)] . Give Answer in Exact Radians

If you've learned about angle-sum identities, this might be a good place to apply one. (Wink)