Verifying a Trigonometric Equation Identity


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Which side of the equation do you work with when proving trigonometric equation identities?

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1. Which of the following is the recommendation to help you simplify your more complicated side?

2. Which of the following identities can you substitute in to help you simplify this trigonometric equation identity?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Your ability to understand trigonometric equation identities will be assessed in this combination quiz and worksheet. You will need to understand sine, cosine, and basic identities as you prove a trigonometric equation identity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz will assess your ability to:

  • Identify the steps in proving a trigonometric equation identity
  • Explain how to simplify the complicated side of a trigonometric equation identity
  • Identify which identity to use to simplify a trigonometric equation identity
  • Prove a trigonometric equation identity

Skills Practiced

This assessment will test the following skills:

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about trigonometric equations in a different light
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to prove a trigonometric equation identity
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define sine, cosine, and Pythagorean identity
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about trigonometric equation identities

Additional Learning

Review this lesson on trigonometric equation identities to learn more. This lesson, titled Verifying a Trigonometric Equation Identity, covers:

  • Defining a trigonometric equation identity
  • Identifying basic identities
  • Examples of proving trigonometric equation identities