# Trig Funtions Problems

1. Feb 8, 2005

### DethRose

Im having some problems with some trig function question...im not really understanding what they are asking with these type of questions?

help please

determine the larger angle a in the range pie<a<2pie

sec A = 1.2048

answer a= (in radians)

the answer is 5.6915 rads

2. Feb 8, 2005

### courtrigrad

ok so the question is that we want to determine the larger angle $$\alpha$$ in the range $$\pi < \alpha < 2\pi$$

Now $$\sec x = \frac{1}{\cos x}$$ See if you can go from here.

3. Feb 8, 2005

### faust9

First, start off by writing secant as a cosine function:

$$\frac{1}{\cos A}=1.2048$$

Now, solve the function for A. Remember, $\arccos A$ is only defined from 0 to $\pi$ so you have to find a corresponding angle between $\pi$ and $2\pi$

good luck.

4. Feb 8, 2005

### DethRose

yea but how do i put it in radians?

5. Feb 8, 2005

### Staff: Mentor

This question would make more sense if asked about the range from 0 to $2\pi$, since there would be two angles with sec = 1.2048. But there's only one in the range of $\pi$ to $2\pi$, so the question doesn't make that much sense.

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