Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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Chapter 9 - Test - Page 1037: 13



Work Step by Step

Step 1. Identify the parameters; we have $A=7, B=-6\sqrt 3, C=13$ Step 2. To eliminate the $x'y'$ term, the rotation angle $\phi$ needs to satisfy $cot2\phi =\frac{A-C}{B}=\frac{7-13}{-6\sqrt 3}=\frac{\sqrt 3}{3}$ Thus $2\phi =\frac{\pi}{3}$ and $\phi =\frac{\pi}{6}$
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