Trigonometry (11th Edition) Clone

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Chapter 5 - Trigonometric Identities - Section 5.6 Half-Angle Identities - 5.6 Exercises - Page 242: 31



Work Step by Step

$$\cos x\approx0.9682\hspace{2cm}\sin x=0.25\hspace{2cm}\tan\frac{x}{2}=?$$ According to the half-angle identity for tangents: $$\tan\frac{x}{2}=\frac{1-\cos x}{\sin x}$$ Apply the values of $\cos x$ and $\sin x$ to the formula. $$\tan\frac{x}{2}\approx\frac{1-0.9682}{0.25}$$ $$\tan\frac{x}{2}\approx\frac{0.0318}{0.25}$$ $$\tan\frac{x}{2}\approx0.1272$$
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