ACT Math 1.5 Trigonometry

ACT Math: Trigonometry Drill 1, Problem 5. Can you simplify the expression?

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TrigonometryTrig graphs
Use of trigonometric identities
Values and properties of trigonometric functions

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And sec alpha equals one over cos alpha. Now our fraction looks like this: one over

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sin alpha ALL OVER one over cos alpha.

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Now to simplify the sandwich, we multiply one over sin alpha by the reciprocal of one

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over cos alpha to get cos alpha over sin alpha. And since we know that cos alpha over sin

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alpha equals cotangent alpha...

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...we can determine that the answer is B.

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Now we are definitely going to chow down on this thing... as soon as we can get our tongue untied...