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The line y = 3 5 x passes through the origin in the x , y -plane. What is the measure of the angle that the line makes with the positive x -axis?

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The line y = 3 7 x passes through the origin in the x , y -plane. What is the measure of the angle that the line makes with the negative x -axis?

0.405 radians

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What percentage grade should a road have if the angle of elevation of the road is 4 degrees? (The percentage grade is defined as the change in the altitude of the road over a 100-foot horizontal distance. For example a 5% grade means that the road rises 5 feet for every 100 feet of horizontal distance.)

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A 20-foot ladder leans up against the side of a building so that the foot of the ladder is 10 feet from the base of the building. If specifications call for the ladder's angle of elevation to be between 35 and 45 degrees, does the placement of this ladder satisfy safety specifications?

No. The angle the ladder makes with the horizontal is 60 degrees.

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Suppose a 15-foot ladder leans against the side of a house so that the angle of elevation of the ladder is 42 degrees. How far is the foot of the ladder from the side of the house?

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Chapter review exercises

Graphs of the Sine and Cosine Functions

For the following exercises, graph the functions for two periods and determine the amplitude or stretching factor, period, midline equation, and asymptotes.

f ( x ) = 3 cos x + 3

amplitude: 3; period: 2 π ; midline: y = 3 ; no asymptotes

A graph of two periods of a function with a cosine parent function. The graph has a range of [0,6] graphed over -2pi to 2pi. Maximums as -pi and pi.
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f ( x ) = 3 cos ( x + π 6 )

amplitude: 3; period: 2 π ; midline: y = 0 ; no asymptotes

A graph of four periods of a function with a cosine parent function. Graphed from -4pi to 4pi. Range is [-3,3].
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f ( x ) = 2 sin ( x 2 π 3 )

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f ( x ) = 3 sin ( x π 4 ) 4

amplitude: 3; period: 2 π ; midline: y = 4 ; no asymptotes

A graph of two periods of a sinusoidal function. Range is [-7,-1]. Maximums at -5pi/4 and 3pi/4.
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f ( x ) = 2 ( cos ( x 4 π 3 ) + 1 )

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f ( x ) = 6 sin ( 3 x π 6 ) 1

amplitude: 6; period: 2 π 3 ; midline: y = 1 ; no asymptotes

A sinusoidal graph over two periods. Range is [-7,5], amplitude is 6, and period is 2pi/3.
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f ( x ) = 100 sin ( 50 x 20 )

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Graphs of the Other Trigonometric Functions

For the following exercises, graph the functions for two periods and determine the amplitude or stretching factor, period, midline equation, and asymptotes.

f ( x ) = tan x 4

stretching factor: none; period:   π ;   midline:   y = 4 ;   asymptotes:   x = π 2 + π k , where   k   is an integer

A graph of a tangent function over two periods. Graphed from -pi to pi, with asymptotes at -pi/2 and pi/2.
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f ( x ) = 2 tan ( x π 6 )

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f ( x ) = 3 tan ( 4 x ) 2

stretching factor: 3; period:   π 4 ;   midline:   y = 2 ;   asymptotes: x = π 8 + π 4 k , where   k   is an integer

A graph of a tangent function over two periods. Asymptotes at -pi/8 and pi/8. Period of pi/4. Midline at y=-2.
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f ( x ) = 0.2 cos ( 0.1 x ) + 0.3

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For the following exercises, graph two full periods. Identify the period, the phase shift, the amplitude, and asymptotes.

f ( x ) = 1 3 sec x

amplitude: none; period: 2 π ; no phase shift; asymptotes:   x = π 2 k , where   k   is an odd integer

A graph of two periods of a secant function. Period of 2 pi, graphed from -2pi to 2pi. Asymptotes at -3pi/2, -pi/2, pi/2, and 3pi/2.
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f ( x ) = 4 csc ( 5 x )

amplitude: none; period:   2 π 5 ;   no phase shift; asymptotes:   x = π 5 k , where   k   is an integer

A graph of a cosecant functionover two and a half periods. Graphed from -pi to pi, period of 2pi/5.
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f ( x ) = 8 sec ( 1 4 x )

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f ( x ) = 2 3 csc ( 1 2 x )

amplitude: none; period:   4 π ;   no phase shift; asymptotes:   x = 2 π k , where   k   is an integer

A graph of two periods of a cosecant function. Graphed from -4pi to 4pi. Asymptotes at multiples of 2pi. Period of 4pi.
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f ( x ) = csc ( 2 x + π )

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For the following exercises, use this scenario: The population of a city has risen and fallen over a 20-year interval. Its population may be modeled by the following function: y = 12 , 000 + 8 , 000 sin ( 0.628 x ), where the domain is the years since 1980 and the range is the population of the city.

What is the largest and smallest population the city may have?

largest: 20,000; smallest: 4,000

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Graph the function on the domain of [ 0 , 40 ] .

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Questions & Answers

how can are find the domain and range of a relations
austin Reply
A cell phone company offers two plans for minutes. Plan A: $15 per month and $2 for every 300 texts. Plan B: $25 per month and $0.50 for every 100 texts. How many texts would you need to send per month for plan B to save you money?
Diddy Reply
6000
Robert
more than 6000
Robert
can I see the picture
Zairen Reply
How would you find if a radical function is one to one?
Peighton Reply
how to understand calculus?
Jenica Reply
with doing calculus
SLIMANE
Thanks po.
Jenica
Hey I am new to precalculus, and wanted clarification please on what sine is as I am floored by the terms in this app? I don't mean to sound stupid but I have only completed up to college algebra.
rachel Reply
I don't know if you are looking for a deeper answer or not, but the sine of an angle in a right triangle is the length of the opposite side to the angle in question divided by the length of the hypotenuse of said triangle.
Marco
can you give me sir tips to quickly understand precalculus. Im new too in that topic. Thanks
Jenica
if you remember sine, cosine, and tangent from geometry, all the relationships are the same but they use x y and r instead (x is adjacent, y is opposite, and r is hypotenuse).
Natalie
it is better to use unit circle than triangle .triangle is only used for acute angles but you can begin with. Download any application named"unit circle" you find in it all you need. unit circle is a circle centred at origine (0;0) with radius r= 1.
SLIMANE
What is domain
johnphilip
the standard equation of the ellipse that has vertices (0,-4)&(0,4) and foci (0, -15)&(0,15) it's standard equation is x^2 + y^2/16 =1 tell my why is it only x^2? why is there no a^2?
Reena Reply
what is foci?
Reena Reply
This term is plural for a focus, it is used for conic sections. For more detail or other math questions. I recommend researching on "Khan academy" or watching "The Organic Chemistry Tutor" YouTube channel.
Chris
how to determine the vertex,focus,directrix and axis of symmetry of the parabola by equations
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i want to sure my answer of the exercise
meena Reply
what is the diameter of(x-2)²+(y-3)²=25
Den Reply
how to solve the Identity ?
Barcenas Reply
what type of identity
Jeffrey
Confunction Identity
Barcenas
how to solve the sums
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For each year t, the population of a forest of trees is represented by the function A(t) = 117(1.029)t. In a neighboring forest, the population of the same type of tree is represented by the function B(t) = 86(1.025)t.
Shakeena Reply
by how many trees did forest "A" have a greater number?
Shakeena
32.243
Kenard
how solve standard form of polar
Rhudy Reply
what is a complex number used for?
Drew Reply
It's just like any other number. The important thing to know is that they exist and can be used in computations like any number.
Steve
I would like to add that they are used in AC signal analysis for one thing
Scott
Good call Scott. Also radar signals I believe.
Steve
They are used in any profession where the phase of a waveform has to be accounted for in the calculations. Imagine two electrical signals in a wire that are out of phase by 90°. At some times they will interfere constructively, others destructively. Complex numbers simplify those equations
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