# Trigonometry : Identities of Inverse Operations

## Example Questions

### Example Question #71 : Trigonometric Identities

Explanation:

The easiest first step is to simplify our inverse identities:

Cross cancelling, we end up with

Finally, eliminate the fraction:

Thus,

### Example Question #1 : Identities Of Inverse Operations

Simplify each expression below. Your answer should have (at most) one trigonometric function and no fractions.

1.

Explanation:

Using the quotient identities for trig functions, you can rewrite,

and

Then the fraction becomes

### Example Question #3 : Identities Of Inverse Operations

Simplify each expression below. Your answer should have (at most) one trigonometric function and no fractions.

Explanation:

Use the Pythagorean Identities:

and

Thus the expression becomes,

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### Example Question #1 : Identities Of Inverse Operations

Simplify each expression below. Your answer should have (at most) one trigonometric function and no fractions.

Explanation:

Use the distributive property (FOIL method) to simplify the expression.

Using Pythagorean Identities:

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### Example Question #71 : Trigonometry

Simplify each expression below. Your answer should have (at most) one trigonometric function and no fractions.

Explanation:

First, simplify the first term in the expression to 1 because of the Pythagorean Identity.

Then, simplify the second term to

.

This reduces to

.

The expression is now,

.

Distribute the negative and get,

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### Example Question #71 : Trigonometric Identities

Solve each question over the interval

Explanation:

Divide both sides by  to get .

Take the square root of both sides to get that  and .

The angles for which this is true (this is taking the arctan) are every angle when  and .

These angles are all the multiples of

### Example Question #71 : Trigonometric Identities

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