### All Precalculus Resources

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : Sum And Difference Identities

In the problem below, and .

Find

.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Since and is in quadrant I, we can say that and and therefore:

.

So

.

Since and is in quadrant I, we can say that and and therefore:

.

So .

Using the tangent sum formula, we see:

### Example Question #2 : Sum And Difference Identities

In the problem below, and .

Find

.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Since and is in quadrant I, we can say that and and therefore:

.

So .

Since and is in quadrant I, we can say that and and therefore:

.

So .

Using the tangent sum formula, we see:

### Example Question #1 : Sum And Difference Identities

Given that and , find .

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Jump straight to the tangent sum formula:

From here plug in the given values and simplify.

### Example Question #1 : Trigonometric Identities

Which of the following expressions best represents ?

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Write the identity for .

Set the value of the angle equal to .

Substitute the value of into the identity.

### Example Question #5 : Sum And Difference Identities

Find using the sum identity.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Using the sum formula for sine,

where,

,

yeilds:

.

### Example Question #6 : Sum And Difference Identities

Calculate .

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Notice that is equivalent to . With this conversion, the sum formula can be applied using,

where

, .

Therefore the result is as follows:

.

### Example Question #1 : Sum And Difference Identities

Find the exact value for:

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

In order to solve this question, it is necessary to know the sine difference identity.

The values of and must be a special angle, and their difference must be 15 degrees.

A possibility of their values that match the criteria are:

Substitute the values into the formula and solve.

Evaluate .

### Example Question #1 : Sum And Difference Identities

Find the exact value of:

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

In order to find the exact value of , the sum identity of sine must be used. Write the formula.

The only possibilites of and are 45 and 60 degrees interchangably. Substitute these values into the equation and evaluate.

### Example Question #9 : Sum And Difference Identities

In the problem below, and .

Find

.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Since and is in quadrant I, we can say that and and therefore:

.

So .

Since and is in quadrant I, we can say that and and therefore:

.

So .

Using the sine sum formula, we see:

### Example Question #10 : Sum And Difference Identities

In the problem below, and .

Find

.

**Possible Answers:**

**Correct answer:**

Since and is in quadrant I, we can say that and and therefore:

.

So .

Since and is in quadrant I, we can say that and and therefore:

.

So .

Using the sine difference formula, we see: