Trigonometry (11th Edition) Clone

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Chapter 2 - Acute Angles and Right Triangles - Section 2.2 Trigonometric Functions of Non-Acute Angles - 2.2 Exercises - Page 62: 44


$\cot$ 2280$^{\circ}$ = -$\frac{\sqrt3}{3}$

Work Step by Step

$\cot$ 2280$^{\circ}$ First, lets find the coterminal angle. 2280$^{\circ}$ - 6(360$^{\circ}$) = 120$^{\circ}$ Next, we find the reference angle. $\theta$$^{1}$ = 180$^{\circ}$ - 120$^{\circ}$ = 60$^{\circ}$ Since the coterminal angle is in Quadrant II, $\cot$ is negative. Therefore: $\cot$ 60$^{\circ}$ = -$\frac{1}{\sqrt3}$ = -$\frac{\sqrt3}{3}$
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