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    Refer to the figure, which indicates radian measure on the unit circle for angles in standard position. Determine whether the quantities are positive or negative or zero.

    cos 6 + cos 1
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    cos 6 - cos 1

    I really don't even know how to start on this one.

    Thanks guys
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    both values are positive.

    \theta = 6 is an angle in quadrant IV ... its cosine value is close to 1

    \theta = 1 is an angle in quadrant I ... its cosine value is close to 1/2

    ... just a matter of familiarity with the unit circle and radian values of angles.
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