Answers to Trigonometry Practice Exam


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FALSE
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TRUE
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FALSE (In general, unless A = 45)
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FALSE
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TRUE
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FALSE
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FALSE
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TRUE
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FALSE
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TRUE
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The exact length is 13.
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The exact length is 35.
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Angle B = 50 and Angle A = 40. Side h = 61, while Side x = 12. Side H = 261.
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The sum is 69 65.
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The decimal measure is 35.5042.
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The degree-minute-second measure is 25 3311.
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The exact values are sinA = 3/10 and cosA = -1/10.
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The reference angle for A = -210 will be 30. The reference angle for B will be 79 45.
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Since A = -210 lies in Quadrant II and has reference angle 30, we know that sec(-210) = -2/3.
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Let A be the angle of elevation. Since the woman is five feet tall, we know that tanA = 5/12. Let y be the height of the lamp. We then know that tanA = y/22. Hence, we know that y/22 = 5/12, which implies that y = 55/6 feet.
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The radian measure is 3p.
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The degree measure is 310.
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The reference angle for 25 p/3 is p/3. The angle 25 p/3 lies in Quadrant I; hence, sin(25 p/3) = sin(p/3) = 3 / 2.
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In one week the moon will travel about one quarter of the way around its orbit. Hence, the moon will travel through an angle of p/2 radians in one week. The total distance the moon travels will therefore be L = 242,950(p/2) 381,624 miles.
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FALSE
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FALSE
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TRUE
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TRUE
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FALSE
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TRUE
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Let A denote the first boat and let B denote the boat that is fifteen miles due east of the first. The distance from A to the lighthouse will be b 11 miles and the distance from B to the lighthouse will be a 13 miles.
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Using the Law of cosines, the magnitude of v+w is approximately 32. The bearing will be approximately 83.
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No, the defendant is lying. According to his statement, the Law of Sines tells us that sinA = 3/2, which is impossible.
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In this interval, sinx = 0 when x = -p, 0, and p.
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In this interval secx is undefined when x = p/2 and x = 3p/2.
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The period of the function is p.
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The frequency of the function is 2.
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The formulas will be y = 1/2 + (3/2) sin[(2/3)(x+p/2)] and y = 1/2 +(3/2) cos[(2/3)(x-p/4)].
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The exact value is -p/6.
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Let A = Arcsin(6/7). Since we know sin(A) = 6/7, we know the side adjacent to A must be 13. Hence, we know tanA = 6/13.
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We know that cos(255) = cos(300)cos(45) +sin(300)sin(45). Now, cos(300) = cos(60) = 1/2 and sin(300) = -sin(60) = -3 / 2. Hence, the exact value is 2 / 4 - 6 / 4.
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We know cos(2A) = 1-2sin2(A) = -1/8.
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We know that cos(2A) = 1-2sin2(A), which implies that 5/8 = sin2(A). Since A lies in Quadrant III, we know sin(A) = -(5/8).

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We know the measure of two angles and the side between them; hence, we can use the Law of Sines to find the length of the side opposite the 40 angle. The pole is about 74.2 feet tall.



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