Trigonometric functions (both geometric and circular), relationships between lengths and angles in triangles, and other topics relating to measuring triangles.

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Find Intersection of Two Circle given Lat/Lon and radius

I am attempting to calculate the intersection of two circle on the Earth with a given latitude, longitude and radius. I started with this post. While I am using this in the context of programming, it ...
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Some help on trigonometric equation

So I have $\sin^3x = \frac 34 \sin x$. Can you expand so the answer is either $\sin x(\sin^2x +\frac 34)$ which leads to the answer $\frac 12 + 2n\pi$ or that $\sin^3x = \frac 14(3\sin x-\sin^3x) - ...
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Find the number of integral values of $k$ if $ \sin4x - \cos4x + 3 \sin2x= k$

Please help me with this question How to find the number of integral values of $k$ that satisfy the given equation: $$ \sin4x - \cos4x + 3 \sin2x= k$$ My attempt: On solving the above equation, the ...
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Evaluating sin using sum/diff identities

EDIT: IM DONE WITH THIS PROBLEM, THANKS FOR THE HELP Evaluate the expression under the given conditions. My work (got lost and don't know what to do from here): EDIT: Sin theta should be -3/5 ...
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Sum/Difference Identity Formula Question

Wouldn't this be, per the sum/difference identity formula, $\cos (\frac{13\pi}{5}-\frac{\pi} {5})$ which is $\cos (\frac{12\pi}{5})$?
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Zeta function, how to solve a finite geomatry summation.

I wanted to solve the zeta function for an undifend period "$d$". So for every $d\ge2$. $$\zeta(-s)= \frac{1}{(d^{s+1}-1)}\sum_{m=1}^{\infty} \frac{1}{2^{m+1}}\sum^{m}_{j=1} ...
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'Chasing sides' in a geometry problem

Consider the circle $W=x^2+y^2=81$. Let $AB$ be a diameter of circle $W$. $AB$ is extended through $A$ to $C$. Point $T$ lies on $W$ so that line $CT$ is tangent to $W$. Point $P$ is the foot of the ...
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Trying to solve a pair of trigonometric simultaneous equations

I have a machine that has two shafts which are the inputs and their position is set by 2 servo motors. Depending on the angle of these two shafts (shaft 1 has an angle designated $Ta$ degrees, shaft 2 ...
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How to find sin and cos of 0, pi/2, pi without calculator [closed]

In my notes it shows how to calculate by using the unit circle. But I do not know why the value of sin is the y coordinate and the value of cos is the x coordinate.
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proving a inverse trigonometric expression

Show that $2 \tan^{-1}\frac{\sqrt{x^2+a^2}-x+b}{\sqrt{a^2-b^2}}+\tan^{-1}\frac{x\sqrt{a^2-b^2}}{b\sqrt{x^2+a^2}+a^2}+\tan^{-1}\frac{\sqrt{a^2-b^2}}{b}=n\pi$ I tried algebric simplification,but was ...
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Rotating one coordinate system about another

I have two coordinate systems: A and B. I also have a point p, whose position relative to ...
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Prove that type question of Trigonometric Identities

If $3\sin A + 5\cos A = 5$, then prove that: $$5\sin A + 3\cos A = ±3.$$
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Is $ \cos² y = 0 $ a solution?

I'm studying math for school. We're solving separable differential equations. One of the exercises is: $$ \frac{\Bbb d y}{\Bbb d x} = \frac{ (\cos y)^2 \tan y }{1+x²}$$ If you separate the ...
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2 non right-angles triangles. [closed]

I have two non right-angled triangles stacked together. The small one is inclined at an angle of $30^{\circ}$ with the horizontal and a vertical height of 30m. The other triangle has two adjacent ...
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Does there exist a $z\in \Bbb R$ such that $\sin z=t \in \Bbb T$?

Does there exist a $z\in \Bbb R$ such that $\sin z=t \in \Bbb T$: the set of transcendental numbers? I've had this doubt and I didn't know how to tackle it... Edit: Changed my domain to reals only, ...
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Area of regular n-gon without trig?

As the title suggests I'm trying to find a formula for the area of a regular n-gon that doesn't use trigonometry. I already know the trig formula and I realize that my question is simply asking for ...
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Max value of trignometric function $\sin \left(x+\frac\pi6\right)+\cos \left(x+\frac\pi6\right)$

Question: The maximum value of $\sin \left(x+\dfrac{\pi}{6}\right)+\cos \left(x+\dfrac{\pi}{6}\right)$ is at what value of $x$. I solved the problem by setting the slope of the function to zero and ...
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Let $S$ be a set of $n$ points in the plane with min spacing of 1. Prove $S$ has a subset of $\ge n/7$ points with min spacing of $\sqrt{3}$.

I believe I have proven the case $n=8,|T|=2$, but welcome feedback. I need help proving the case for general $|T|>2$. From the 2003 Canada National Olympiad: Let $S$ be a set of $n$ points in ...
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Evaluating the indefinite integral $\int\sqrt{\cos2x}\sin^32x\,dx$

I have tried to integrate the following indefinite integral but I'm not sure if I get the right answer. Please tell me if I'm wrong and if so, please indicate what went wrong. $$ ...
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Find all values that solve the equation

For which values a, the equation $$ a\sin{x}+(a+1)\sin^2{\frac{x}{2}} + (a-1)\cos^2{\frac{x}{2}} =1 $$ has a solution? My idea: I think it's possible to factorize equation or reduce equation to the ...
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Prove that a trigonometric equation has six distinct roots

Show that,in general,the equation $A \sin^3x+B\cos^3x+c=0 $has six distinct roots,no two of which differ by $2\pi$,and that the tangent of their semi-sum is $-\frac{A}{B}$. My attempt: I tried to ...
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What textbooks should I use for Trigonometry and Calculus? My basics are terrible.

I need help really bad. I have a paper coming up in two months and all topics require at least basic if not intermediate understanding in trigonometry and calculus. I don't know how I got so far - by ...
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Prove the relation for cos inverse

Prove the relation $\cos^{-1}x_0=\dfrac{\sqrt {1-x^2_0}}{x_1\cdot x_2\cdot x_3\cdots \text{ ad inf.}}$ where the successive quantities $x_r$ are connected by the relation ...
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Minimum value of trigonometric function

The minimum value of the expression $\left|\sin x+\cos x+\tan x+\cot x+\sec x+\mathrm{cosec} x\right|$ can be expressed as $(\sqrt a-\sqrt b)$ where a and b are natural number then find the value of ...
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Unique solution to sin(2a) and cos(2a)

I'm a bit confused as to how to solve for $2\alpha^*$ using the equation 6.36 in the excerpt below. I know how to solve for it individually (ie acos and asin) but how do I solve them together to get ...
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Finding a triangle ABC if $2\prod (\cos \angle A+1)=\sum \cos(\angle A-\angle B)+\sum \cos \angle A+2$

Find $\triangle ABC$ if $\angle B=2\angle C$ and $$2(\cos\angle A+1)(\cos\angle B+1)(\cos\angle C+1)=\cos(\angle A-\angle B)+\cos(\angle B-\angle C)+\cos(\angle C-\angle A)+\cos\angle A+\cos\angle ...
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Solving the trigonometric equation $\tan^2x+\cot^2x=2-\cos^{2014}(2x)$

I was solving the trigonometric equation $$\tan^2x+\cot^2x=2-\cos^{2014}(2x) $$ I solve it by inequality $|a|+\frac{1}{|a| }\geq 2$. $$ L.H.S=\tan^2x+\cot^2x =\tan^2x+\frac{1}{\tan^2x} ...
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Find point on circle's tangent based on point on circle, radius and angle

The circle is centered at (0,0)"P" with a radius of 5. I have a point on the circle at (4,-3)"A". How would I find the points "B1" and "B2" on the tangent through point "A" given an arbitrary angle ...
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how can i prove this trigonometry equation

I need help on proving the following: $$\frac{\cos {7x} - \cos {x} + \sin {3x}}{ \sin {7x} + \sin {x} - \cos {3x} }= -\tan {3x}$$ So far I've only gotten to this step: $$\frac{-2 \sin {4x} \sin {3x} ...
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Sum of cosines of complementary/suplementary angles

Why are $(\cos(2^{\circ})+\cos(178^{\circ})), (\cos(4^{\circ})+\cos(176^{\circ})),.., (\cos(44^{\circ})+\cos(46^{\circ}))$ all equal zero? Could you prove it by some identity?
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Evaluating the indefinite integral $\int\sqrt{16-9x^2}\,dx$

I need to solve the integral below, but I just can't figure how. $$\int \sqrt{16-9x^2}\,dx$$ I have tried to replace $9x^2$ with $16\sin^2\theta$. I get to a point where I have the function ...
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Sine/cosine series

$$\frac{\sin²(1°) + \sin²(2°) + \sin²(3°) + .. + \sin²(90°)}{\cos²(1°) + \cos²(2°) + \cos²(3°) + .. + \cos²(90°)} = ?$$ I tried to use multiple identities but I couldn't simplify the expression. ...
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ind $\tan \alpha$ in the square

let say the square has sides of 2 units, $DM = DN = AN = AP = 1$, $NP = \sqrt 2$, $NQ = QP = \frac{\sqrt 2}{2}$, and $AR \ne AP$ (?) we have know that $\tan \alpha = \frac 2{RP}$, but what's the ...
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Determine if 2 points are horizontal without trigonometry

Let's say that I have 2 points: (c1X, c1Y) and (c2X, c2Y). I would like to consider these 2 points horizontal as long as their angle is below 45 degrees. I could accomplish this with trigonometry. ...
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Find $x$ in the triangle

the triangle without point F is drawn on scale, while I made the point F is explained below So, I have used $\sin, \cos, \tan$ to calculate it Let $\angle ACB = \theta$, $\angle DFC = \angle ...
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Polar conversions of coordinates and parametric equations

Express the polar coordinates $P\left(6, -\dfrac{\pi}{4} \right)$ in Cartesian coordinates. $\displaystyle x=r\cos{(\theta)} ,\ y=r\sin{(\theta)} \implies x^2+y^2=r^2 \wedge \theta = ...
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A triangle ABC with the internal bisector of $\angle A$, the median drawn from B and the altitude drawn from C meet at the same point.

A triangle $ABC$ with the internal bisector of $\angle A$, the median drawn from $B$ and the altitude drawn from $C$ meet at the same point. Prove that $$\tan A = \dfrac{\sin C}{\cos B}$$ I try to ...
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Geometric problem based on angle bisectors

I am not asking a question,i just want to conform,is my method of solving problem correct? Given a triangle ABC.It is known that AB=4,AC=2,and BC=3.The bisector of angle A intersects the side BC at ...
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Trig identity involving sum of cosines

$$\begin{align} y &= A\cos\left(\omega t - kx +\phi_1\right)+A\cos\left(\omega t + kx + \phi_2\right)\\[6pt] &= 2A\cos\left(\omega t+\frac{\phi_1+\phi_2}{2}\right)\cdot ...
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Find the value of $h$ from a Kepler-type equation

$$V = \frac{0.5r^{2}\cdot \cos^{-1}(\frac{r-h}{r})\cdot 2-\sin\big(\cos^{-1}(\frac{r-h}{r})\cdot 2\big)}{10^{6}}\tag1$$ This is the equation to find the volume of liquid in a tank in the shape of a ...
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Eliminate the parameter of a

Eliminate the parameter to find a description of the following circles or circular arcs in terms of $x$ and $y$. Give the center and radius, and indicate the positive orientation. ...
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Question based on incenter and excenter

In a $\bigtriangleup ABC $,$sin\frac{A}{2}+sin\frac{B}{2}+sin\frac{C}{2}=\frac{6}{5}$ and $II_1+II_2+II_3=9$ where I is incenter and $I_1,I_2,I_3$ are the excenters of $\bigtriangleup ABC $.Then find ...
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What is meaning of this question and how to solve it?

I am stuck with understanding the meaning of the question, which states: Show that $\cos(n\theta)=f_n(\cos\theta)$ for polynomials $f_n(x)$ satisfying $$f_{n+1}(x)=2xf_n(x)-f_{n-1}(x) \tag{1}$$ ...
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Solve $2\sin^3x + \sin3x +3\sin^2x \cos x + \cos^3x=0$

$2\sin^3x + \sin3x +3\sin^2x\cos x + \cos^3x=0$ My try: $$2\sin^3x +3\sin x - 4\sin^3x +\cos x(3\sin^2x+\cos^2x)=0 $$ $$ \cos x(2\sin^2x+1) - 2\sin^3x+3\sin x=0.$$ And then i have no idea.
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Trigonometical identity proof

I was given a proving sum: $\sec(x) + \tan (x) = p$, prove $\frac{p^2-1}{p^2+1} = \sin (x)$ I went head on and tried to directly do it by solving the LHS: $\sec(x) + \tan(x)$ = $\frac{1}{\cos(x)} ...
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exam for my subject trigonometry [closed]

from A, a pilot flew a course 60° for 500 km to B. from B, he flew a course 150° for 800 km to C , what is the direction and distance of A Flight from C to A
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Solution for the trignometric equation

I am looking for a solution for an equation of the form : $ax - \sin(bx) + c = 0$. Without the constant term $c$, I can easily take a derivative to get the solution. But how do I take into account the ...
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Is there a space in which the $\vec a$ in $\sin(a_1\cdot x)+\sin(a_2\cdot x)$ is linear?

I have equations of the form $\sin(a_1\cdot x)+\sin(a_2\cdot x)=y$ (actually more complicated, but that's the general essence). I want to solve for $\vec a$ using linear regression instead of ...
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Question based on triangle inscribed in unit circle

$ \bigtriangleup ABC $is inscribed in a unit circle.If angle bisectors of internal angles at A,B and C meet the circle at D,E and F respectively then value of $\frac{AD \cos\frac{A}{2}+BE ...
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Complex number identity by trigonometry

Show that $\lvert e^{i\theta} - 1\rvert = 2\lvert\sin(\theta/2)\rvert$ by using the geometry of the triangle with vertices 0, 1, and the midpoint of the line joining 0 and $e^{i\theta}$. I have been ...