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Finding Values of the Trig Function

Hello, Working on some Math Home work, and i am stuck.(Angry)

Find the value of the trig function indicated:

6) cos θAttachment 23619

would it just be 8/17?

No clue on this one

Find the value of the trig function indicated:

22) find sin θ if tan θ = 3/4

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**HelpMeTrigonometry** Hello, Working on some Math Home work, and i am stuck.

Find the value of the trig function indicated:

6) cos θAttachment 23619

would it just be 8/17?

**yes,**
No clue on this one

Find the value of the trig function indicated:

22) find sin

θ if tan θ = 3/4

use Pythagoras to find the hypotenuse, then ...

Re: Finding Values of the Trig Function

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**Prove It** Even though your method is the simplest, it assumes that the answer is in the first quadrant, which it might not be. Once the OP has found

for

in the first quadrant, he/she needs to realise that

is also positive in the third quadrant, and in the third quadrant,

is negative.

So there are actually two possibilities, the positive and the negative of what the OP finds using your method :)

Given the level of the question (looks like basic right triangle trig) , I kept the means of solution rather simple. Why make it more difficult for someone who asks for confirmation that their cosine ratio is correct?

I don't really believe the OP is at the level of dealing with trig functions ... yet.