How to find sec(theta) when sin(theta) and tan(theta) are given

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Alice Shield
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Homework Statement


Sin theta = 5/13
Tan theta = -5/12

Homework Equations


I don't know what equation to use

The Attempt at a Solution


I'm not sure if I did it right on the calculator
 

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  • #2
BvU
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Hello Alice, :welcome:

Not the way things go, here in PF : see guidelines

To get started: do you know what ##\sec\theta## is ?
 
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Alice Shield
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Hello Alice, :welcome:

Not the way things go, here in PF : see guidelines

To get started: do you know what ##\sec\theta## is ?
Sorry it's my first time using this site and I'm still learning how to get around here.
Sec theta is 1/ cos theta?
 
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Sorry it's my first time using this site and I'm still learning how to get around here.
Sec theta is 1/ cos theta?

Okay, and ##\tan \theta##?
 

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