Applying Trigonometric Identities
Aligned To Common Core Standard:
High School - HSF-TF.B.5
How to Apply Trigonometric Identities - Identities are an expression or equation which are true. These identities can be trivially true for like x = x, or at times usefully true for Pythagorean theorems. You will find many trigonometric identities, but the common ones are: tan(x) = sin(x)/cos(x), cot(x) = cos(x)/sin(x), csc(x) = 1/sin(x), sec(x) = 1/cos(x), cot(x) = 1/tan(x), sin(x) = 1/csc(x), cos(x) = 1/sec(x), tan(x) = 1/cot(x), sin2(x) + cos2(x) = 1, cot2A +1 = csc2A, 1+tan2A = sec2A These trigonometric identities are applied in a number of problems. Follow the steps to apply trigonometric identities in a problem. 1. Convert all identities to cos. This can be done using the quotient and reciprocal identities. 2. Look at all the angles to find out the sum and differences and use appropriate identities to remove them.3. Remove the formulas appropriately and check for angle multiples.4. If you feel the need; expand the equations, combine the like terms, and then simplify. 5. If you find cos powers greater, replace them with sin powers using the Pythagorean identities.6. Cancel common factors after factoring numerators and denominators. 7. Now, check if both sides are equal or not. This collection of worksheets and lessons can be used to learn how to quickly simplify, prove, and solve trigonometric equations and expressions.
Printable Worksheets And Lessons
- From sin to tan values
Step-by-step Lesson - See if you can figure out the best way
to interchange these values.
- Guided Lesson - You
will convert values between: tan and sin, tan and cos, cos and sin.
- Guided Lesson Explanation
- At this point, you are expected to use the identities to calculate
- Practice Worksheet - There
are a lot of conversions between these values.
- Matching Worksheet
- Remember to round the values to the nearest hundredths.
The multiple choice version is what you will commonly see. That is why we highlighted it here.
These are really order of operations worksheets with just a dash of geometry.
Math Skill Quizzes
Some choices can be discredited simply because you can't have the same answer twice.