Note that sec(x) = 1/cos(x), and that pi = 180 degrees.
Can you finish?
The exercise asks me to construct an appropriate triangle to complete the table. ( , )
Function (deg) (rad) Function Value sec
I'm just drawing an absolute blank on how I would do this even though I feel it shouldn't be that hard. I think I'm suffering from information overload a little.
Ok, I got it. Thank you. I don't fully understand why the book suggested this particular example - I'm sure after a while I will better see how this all fits together, but it had just walked me through an example where I was using trig functions to find lengths of the sides of triangles, and here I'm using them like I was with the unit circle in the previous section.