# $\sum_{n=0}^{14}\tan(12n+1^\circ)$

I often fail to find trigonometric sums such as the one in the question shown in the following.

When I tried the question, I first led $z=e^{i\pi/180}$.

After simple calculations, I obtained

$\sum_{n=0}^{14}\tan(12n+1)=\sum_{n=0}^{14}\dfrac{z^{24n+2}-1}{z^{24n}+z^2}$

How can I proceed calculation further?

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This is a special case of the more general identity: $$\sum_{k=0}^{n-1} \tan\left(\theta + \frac{k\pi}{n}\right) = -n\cot \left(\frac{n\pi}{2} + n\theta \right)$$ In your case of course $\theta = 1^\circ$ and $n=15$. A proof of this identity may be found as an answer to a previous question on this site, here.