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Cos/sin/tan i can't gt the right numbers when dividing with tan/cos/sin its way off....do i have to be in degrees because thats what im in? please help?

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SOURCE: SIN COS TAN

The answer that you have received in actuality is correct. However, it is in exact form when the answer that you were looking for was an approximation (decimal form) answer. To achieve this all you have to do is hit the alpha button (the yellow button with a diamond in the center) and then enter which will give you your desired answer :-)

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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SOURCE: TI-84 Plus silver edition sin/cos/tan

for function = (sin,cos,tan,sec,cosec,cotan)
arc(function) = function^-1, calculated in the first quadrant for simplicity(0-pi/2) (0-90deg), as all functions repeat circularly
just another method of notation

http://www.mathwords.com/t/tangent_inverse.htm

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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SOURCE: cos+tan(sin)=sec

This is a trigonometry problem not a calculator's.
cos(x) +tan(x).sin(x) = ( cos(x) + (sin(x)/cos(x)).sin(x). After reduction to the same denominator (which is cos(x)) you obtain

{cos(x).cos(x) + sin(x).sin(x)} divided by cos(x).
The content of the bracket above is just 1.
Your fraction will have 1 as numerator and cos(x) as denomitor. That is exactly the definition of the secant function i.e. Function sec is the reciprocal (not the inverse) of the cos function, while the arccos is the inverse of cos.

A mild advice: Avoid writing function without specifying the argument (the variable on which a function acts).

Note:

Posted on Aug 17, 2009

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SOURCE: sin, cos, or tan, on casio wrong answer. another cac right answer

Hello,
It may be due to the angle unit used. You can have angles in degrees, in radians, and in grads. You should set the default angle unit to waht you problem calls for.
To set degree as default SHIFT MODE 3
To set radians as default SHIFT MODE 4
To set grads as default SHIFT MODE 5

The values of angles calculated by the inverse trigonometric functions are in the default unit that is set . This may be the source of the wrong answers that you get.

Hope it helps.

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

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SOURCE: sin,cos,tan answers arent coming out right

Hello,
What you deplore is perfectly normal.
7/60= 0.1166666667 the last 6 has been rounded to 7 (result is periodic)
36 + 7/60= 36.1166666667
36.7 -36-7/60=0.8166666667
tan(36 + 7/60) = 0.7296582051

Compare the tangents of two close numbers
tan(36.7)= 0.7453770282
tan(36.66666667)=0.7444724166

True, the precision of calculator is limited, but the number of digits it can display has a lot more precision that real-life problems really require.

Hope it helps.




Posted on Oct 06, 2009

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Cot(x) = -0.6


Let's start with a little background.

The cot(x) is also known as the cotangent(x) and it equals 1/tan(x) which equals cos(x)/sin(x). I'm showing these formulas because your calculator may not have a cot button but it will probably have buttons for tan, cos, and sin.

Your calculator may also have buttons for tan-1, cos-1 and sin-1. These are the inverse functions for tan, cos, and sin. If you enter a number and then push the tan-1 button, the result is the angle whose tangent is the entered number. For example, it you enter 1 and push the tan-1 button the answer will be 45 deg because tan (45 deg) = 1.

Now let's look at the problem, cot(x) = -0.6.
The first thing we need to know is do you want the answer in degrees or radians? Your calculator will have both modes. The default mode when you first turn it on is probably degrees. If this problem is in radians you will need to change the mode of your calculator over to radians before we start.

If cot(x) = -0.6, then tan(x) = 1/-0.6 from the formula I showed in the background section.

This means tan(x) = -1.6666666...

Now we just enter -1.66666667 and hit the tan-1 button to get the answer.

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A tree on a hillside casts a shadow 215 ft. down the hill.if the angle of inclination of the hillside is 22 degrees to the horizontal and the angle of elevation of the sun is 52 degrees ,find the height of...


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How to use calculator on how to evaluate trigonometric functions


The FX-115ES is somewhat different to other calculators you might know. The sequence of keys is more like writing up a calculation in a textbook, whereas for "normal" calculators operations are reversed in some places.
For example, with most calculators you would type 30 [sin] to calculate the sine function of 30 degrees, with the 115ES its [sin] 30 [=].

The 115ES has all the standard trigonometric functions:
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  • Inverse trigonometric (sin?¹, cos?¹, tan?¹), type [SHIFT][sin], [SHIFT][cos] or [SHIFT][tan] followed by the argument.
  • Hyperbolic functions (sinh, cosh, tanh), type [HYP][sin], [HYP][cos], or [HYP][tan] followed by the argument.
  • and finally inverse hyperbolic (sinh?¹, cosh?¹, tanh?¹), its [SHIFT][HYP][sin], [SHIFT][HYP][cos], or [SHIFT][HYP][tan] followed by the argument.
Arguments can be given as numbers with mantissa (2.718), as fractions (use the fraction key below [CALC]) or as degree, minute, second (30°12'45") using the [°'"] key for input. To switch between degrees (1 circle = 360°), radians (1 circle = 2?), or grad (1 circle = 400 gon), use [SHIFT][DRG>].

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How to use trig function keys on my casio fx-300ES


Hello,
You have 3 keys for the main trigonometric functions: [SIN], [COS] and [TAN]
To use them correctly you must set the angle unit to the one your problem calls for.
Press [SIFT][MODE] [3:Deg] for degree, [4:Rad] for radian, [5:Grad] for grad. Dependig on angle unit chosen a small D, R, or G appears on the top of the screen.

If you need the inverse trigonometric functions arcsine, arccosine, arctangent, you access them by first pressing the [SHIFT] key
Thus
arcsine [SHIFT][SIN] (sin^-1)
arcosine [SHIFT][COS] (cos^-1)
arctangent [SHIFT][TAN] (tan^-1)

The syntax for the function is
[SIN] # [ ) ] [=]; [SIN] 30 [ ) ] [=] gives 0.5
[COS] # [ ) ] [=] [COS] 19 [ ) ] [=] gives 0.945518576

Note: if the argument of the functions are numbers, the right parenthesis is not necessary. But if the argument is an expression (with various operations) better put the parenthesis to make sure the calculator is performing as one wants it to.

By the way, there are no keys, or key combinations to calculate cotangent, cosecant, and secant, but you can use the definitions:

cotangent (x) = 1/tan(x) Do not confuse it with tan^-1
cosecant(x) = 1/sin(x) Do not confuse it with sin^-1
secant(x) = 1/cos(x) Do not confuse it with cos^-1

Hope it helps.

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Need to know how to obtain the cot,csc, and see in the degree mode and radian mode


Hello,
There are no dedicated keys for these trigonometric functions, for the simple reason that they can be obtained from the tan, sin, and cos by a simple division.
cotangent (x) =1/tan(x) . Do not confuse with the arc tangent tan^(-1)
cosecant (x) = 1/sin(x) . Do not confuse with the arcsine sin^(-1)
secant(x) =1/cos(x) Do not confuse with the arccosine cos^(-10)

If you know how to use the tan, cos, and sin, with angle unit in degrees or radians, then there will not be any problem

If angle unit is degree, any number you give a trigonometric function is interpreted as degree. For instance if mode is in degree , and you calculate cos(PI) do not expect the value -1. You will have the value corresponding to the cosine of of 3.14159 degrees, namely 0.99849715

Now for you if you are interested.
If [MODE] is in degrees you can still enter angles in radians
You use the [2nd][ANGLE] [3: raised r] [ENTeR].
Here is a screen capture to show you more clearly.

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Cos+tan(sin)=sec


This is a trigonometry problem not a calculator's.
cos(x) +tan(x).sin(x) = ( cos(x) + (sin(x)/cos(x)).sin(x). After reduction to the same denominator (which is cos(x)) you obtain

{cos(x).cos(x) + sin(x).sin(x)} divided by cos(x).
The content of the bracket above is just 1.
Your fraction will have 1 as numerator and cos(x) as denomitor. That is exactly the definition of the secant function i.e. Function sec is the reciprocal (not the inverse) of the cos function, while the arccos is the inverse of cos.

A mild advice: Avoid writing function without specifying the argument (the variable on which a function acts).

Note:

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Change csc to 1/sin. Find a common denominator and add the two left terms.
1/sin - sin = (1 -sin^2)/sin. Rewrite formula
(1 - sin^2)/sin = cos^2/sin Divide out the /sin.
1 - sin^2 = cos^2 Rearange.
1 = cos^2 + sin^2 Yes, that's true. It's like the Pythagorean formula.

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3.go down to options and move the highlight from radian to degree, press enter and clear
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