How to Solve Trigonometric Equations for X


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Solve for the value of x in the trigonometric equation below. (Use the domain -π/2 to π/2)

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1. Solve the following equation for x.

2. Solve the following trigonometric equation for x.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Trigonometric equations can be solved in a similar way to normal functions. This quiz will ask you to perform inverse operations to solve for the variable using several trigonometric functions.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following:

  • Using inverse operations
  • Isolating x
  • Applying the concept of domain to solve problems

Skills Practiced

When you read through these materials, you'll be practicing these skills:

  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve trigonometric practice problems
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to solve for theta
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to solve trig equations

Additional Learning

To find out more, take a look at the accompanying lesson titled How to Solve Trigonometric Equations for X. That lesson will cover the following:

  • Understand what an inverse operation is
  • Apply understanding of inverse operations to solve trig functions
  • Solve trigonometric functions step-by-step
  • Review the definition of domain