# solving a simple trig equation

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• December 5th 2006, 08:23 PM
Chadly724
solving a simple trig equation
i've been working too long and i can't figure this out.

cot(x)=5.634

how do you solve for x?
• December 5th 2006, 09:09 PM
CaptainBlack
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Originally Posted by Chadly724
i've been working too long and i can't figure this out.

cot(x)=5.634

how do you solve for x?

$\cot(x)=5.634$

implies:

$\tan(x)=1/5.634\approx 0.1775$

then

$x=\arctan (1/5.634)\approx \arctan(0.1775)\approx 0.1757$

RonL