# Inverse trigonometric function

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• Jul 5th 2009, 07:37 PM
pankaj
Inverse trigonometric function
If $A=\tan^{-1}(2\sqrt2-1)$ and $B=3\sin^{-1}\left(\frac{1}{3}\right)+\sin^{-1}\left(\frac{3}{5}\right)$

Without using calculator prove that $A>B$
• Jul 5th 2009, 08:37 PM
apcalculus
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Originally Posted by pankaj
If $A=\tan^{-1}(2\sqrt2-1)$ and $B=3\sin^{-1}\left(\frac{1}{3}\right)+\sin^{-1}\left(\frac{3}{5}\right)$

Without using calculator prove that $A>B$

$\tan(A) = 2\sqrt{2} - 1$

$M = 3 \sin^{-1}\frac{1}{3}$
$N = sin^{-1}\frac{3}{5}$
$\sin \frac{M}{3} = \frac{1}{3}$
$\sin N = \frac{3}{5}$
$B=M + N$
$\tan B = \tan (M + N)=\frac{tanM + tanN}{1 - tanM tanN}$

$\tan N = \frac{\sin N}{\sqrt{1- \sin^2 N}}=\frac{\frac{3}{5}}{\frac{4}{5}}=\frac{3}{4}$

$\tan M = \frac{\sin M}{\sqrt{1- \sin^2 M}}=?$
• Jul 5th 2009, 10:00 PM
Grandad
Inverse trig functions
Hello pankaj
Quote:

Originally Posted by pankaj
If $A=\tan^{-1}(2\sqrt2-1)$ and $B=3\sin^{-1}\left(\frac{1}{3}\right)+\sin^{-1}\left(\frac{3}{5}\right)$

Without using calculator prove that $A>B$

First, let's note that A and B can have infinitely many values. Some will give A > B and some will give A < B. So I think we must assume that all inverse trig functions are assumed to be principle values.

Secondly, on this assumption, I'm afraid that it just isn't true! Try it with your calculator, and you'll see.

Could you please check that we have the correct question here?

Grandad