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SOURCE: Wrong answer produced in sin / cos problems?

5sin(x)+1 = 0 is the equation you want to solve?

so

5sin(x) = -1

sin(x) = -(1/5)

arcsin( sin(x) ) = arcsin( -(1/5) )

x = -.201 (radians)

x = -11.5369 (degrees)

Posted on Jun 04, 2010

SOHCAHTOA.

Sine is the Opposite divided by the Hypotenuse.

Let's use a triangle with both sides equal to 1 and the hypotenuse will be a^2 + b^2 = c^2, or 1^2 + 1^2 = c^2, or c^2 = 2, so c = square root (2).

So in this triangle, the sin 45 degrees is 1/square root 2 or 0.7071.

Sin square 45 is really sin 45 squared. So we get our answer 0.7071 and square it, and we get 0.5.

Good luck.

Paul

Sine is the Opposite divided by the Hypotenuse.

Let's use a triangle with both sides equal to 1 and the hypotenuse will be a^2 + b^2 = c^2, or 1^2 + 1^2 = c^2, or c^2 = 2, so c = square root (2).

So in this triangle, the sin 45 degrees is 1/square root 2 or 0.7071.

Sin square 45 is really sin 45 squared. So we get our answer 0.7071 and square it, and we get 0.5.

Good luck.

Paul

May 01, 2014 | Sharp el-531x scientific calculator

When the angle unit is in radians

sin^-1(0.184)=0.1850543940 radians

When angle unit is in degrees

sin^-1(0.185)=10.60283581

Your calculator is calculating the functions correctly)

In the following screen captures the sine of the values is calculated with the unit specified inside the formula (degree symbol and radian symbol are inserted to show you the unit). In the last calculation the value of the sine is practically 0.184

**Remember that when angle is in radians**, for very small angles (less than 10 degrees), **sin(x) and tan (x) are about equal to the value of the angle in radians**

sin^-1(0.184)=0.1850543940 radians

When angle unit is in degrees

sin^-1(0.185)=10.60283581

Your calculator is calculating the functions correctly)

In the following screen captures the sine of the values is calculated with the unit specified inside the formula (degree symbol and radian symbol are inserted to show you the unit). In the last calculation the value of the sine is practically 0.184

Mar 25, 2014 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

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.

If we're operating in radians the answer is -1.0307 radians.

If we're operating in degrees the answer is -59.036 deg.

I hope this helps you out.

Dec 06, 2011 | SoftMath Algebrator - Algebra Homework...

30 is the correct value for sin-1(0.5) in degrees.

The 'm' merely indicates that you have a nonzero value stored in the memory register. If it's not highlighted, then you have zero stored in there. That's all. It doesn't affect the operation of the calculator in any way.

The 'm' merely indicates that you have a nonzero value stored in the memory register. If it's not highlighted, then you have zero stored in there. That's all. It doesn't affect the operation of the calculator in any way.

Jan 20, 2011 | Casio FX82ES Scientific Calculator

Press the relevant function key [SIN],[COS],[TAN] followed by the angle value.

For inverse trigonometric functions [SIN^-1], COS^-1], or [TAN^-1], Press [SHIFT][SIN], [SHIFT][COS], or [SHIFT][TAN].

For other functions

sec(x)=1/cos(x)

csc(x)=1/sin(x)

cot(x)=1/tan(x)

When calculating trigonometric functions one must make sure that the angle unit the calculator is using is the correct one.

For inverse trigonometric functions [SIN^-1], COS^-1], or [TAN^-1], Press [SHIFT][SIN], [SHIFT][COS], or [SHIFT][TAN].

For other functions

sec(x)=1/cos(x)

csc(x)=1/sin(x)

cot(x)=1/tan(x)

When calculating trigonometric functions one must make sure that the angle unit the calculator is using is the correct one.

Aug 26, 2010 | Casio FX-115ES Scientific Calculator

5sin(x)+1 = 0 is the equation you want to solve?

so

5sin(x) = -1

sin(x) = -(1/5)

arcsin( sin(x) ) = arcsin( -(1/5) )

x = -.201 (radians)

x = -11.5369 (degrees)

so

5sin(x) = -1

sin(x) = -(1/5)

arcsin( sin(x) ) = arcsin( -(1/5) )

x = -.201 (radians)

x = -11.5369 (degrees)

Jun 04, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-84 Plus Calculator

You would press on the SIN key, "sin(" should come on the display, then enter the value, for example 3.5 or -1 so that the display shows

sin(3,5) or sin(-1) for example.

remember to close the sin with the ) on the end.

**sin(-1) = -0.841470985**

sin(3,5) or sin(-1) for example.

remember to close the sin with the ) on the end.

Feb 16, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-30XA Calculator

The cosecant function does not have a specific key on any calculator because it can be easily calculated as the reciprocal of sine.

Thus csc(-330°)=1/sin(-330°)=2

sin(-330°)=sin(360°-330°)=sin(30°)=0.5

csc(-330°)=1/0.5=2

If you do not want to be bothered with these facts, just calculate the sine of -330° and take the reciprocal of the result using the [x^-1] key. For the minus sign before 330, use the change sign key (-). Close the right parenthesis.

[SIN] [(-)] 330 [)] [x^-1]

Thus csc(-330°)=1/sin(-330°)=2

sin(-330°)=sin(360°-330°)=sin(30°)=0.5

csc(-330°)=1/0.5=2

If you do not want to be bothered with these facts, just calculate the sine of -330° and take the reciprocal of the result using the [x^-1] key. For the minus sign before 330, use the change sign key (-). Close the right parenthesis.

[SIN] [(-)] 330 [)] [x^-1]

Jan 21, 2010 | Texas Instruments TI-30 XIIS Calculator

Hello,

1.Set the correct angle unit required by your problem: degrees, radians, or grads. [SHIFT][MODE] [3:deg] or [4:Rad]

2. Press the key for the function COS, SIN, or TAN

[COS] displays Cos(

3.Enter the angle 12 deg Screen shows cos(12

Close the right parenthesis ) Screen shows cos(12)

4.Press [=] Screen displays 0.9781

If you want the inverse trigonometric functions you access them with arccos [SHIFT] [COS] (cos^-1)

arcsin [SHIFT][SIN] (sin^-1)

actan [SHIFT][TAN] (tan^-1)

You have to know the**principal domain** for the inverse trigonometric functions (see any book on trigonometry) to understand the results.

Hope it helps.

1.Set the correct angle unit required by your problem: degrees, radians, or grads. [SHIFT][MODE] [3:deg] or [4:Rad]

2. Press the key for the function COS, SIN, or TAN

[COS] displays Cos(

3.Enter the angle 12 deg Screen shows cos(12

Close the right parenthesis ) Screen shows cos(12)

4.Press [=] Screen displays 0.9781

If you want the inverse trigonometric functions you access them with arccos [SHIFT] [COS] (cos^-1)

arcsin [SHIFT][SIN] (sin^-1)

actan [SHIFT][TAN] (tan^-1)

You have to know the

Hope it helps.

Nov 05, 2009 | Casio Office Equipment & Supplies

Put the calculator in radian mode. Find the sine of the angle (sin(angle)), invert the result (1/x or x^(-1)). csc = 1 / sin

Jan 27, 2007 | Texas Instruments TI-86 Calculator

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