Sunday, April 20, 2014

BQ# 4: Unit T Concept 3

Why is a "normal" tangent graph uphill, but a "normal" cotangent graph downhill? Use unit Circle to explain.

Tangent is uphill, while cotangent is downhill, this is because they are opposite of each other. Based on their ratios tangent is y/x, while cotangent is x/y. Since tangent is positive it is only in the first and third quadrant. Which means that it goes up hill. 

While, cotangent is downhill because it is only positive at the first and third quadrant. At the end of the first quadrant it becomes negative. Another reason for cotangent to be negative is because it is the inverse of tangent. 



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