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COMPOUND ANGLES
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[EAMCET 2008]
2 cos ec20° sec 20° =
1) 2
2) 2sin20° cosec40° 3) 4
4) 4sin45° cosec40°
Ans: 4
2
2 2
2 2
2 cos ec20° sec 20° =
=
=
Sol.
sin 20° cos 20° 2sin 20° cos 20° sin 40°
= 2 2 cos ec40° = 4sin 45° cos ec40°
3
2.
If cos ( A − B ) = and tanA tanB=2, then which one of the following is true? [EAMCET 2007]
5
1
1
1
1
1) sin ( A + B ) =
4) cos ( A + B ) = −
2) sin ( A + B ) = −
3) cos ( A − B ) =
5
5
5
5
Ans: 4
sin A sin B 2
=
Sol. tan A tan B = 2 ⇒
cos A cos B 1
cos ( A − B )
−1
By using compounds and dividends
= −3 ⇒ cos ( A + B ) =
cos ( A + B )
5

1.

tan 80° − tan10°
=
tan 70°
1) 0
2) 1
Ans: 3
Sol. tan 70° = tan ( 80° − 10° )
3.

[EAMCET 2007]

3) 2

tan 80° − tan10°
1 + tan 80° tan10°
tan 80° − tan10°

=2
tan 70°
cos ec15° + sec15° =
4.
1) 2 2
2) 6
Ans: 3
3 −1
3 +1
Sol. sin15 =
; cos15 =
2 2
2 2

4) 3

tan 70° =

cos ec15° + sec15° =

2 2
5.

(
(

4)

2 2
2 2
+
3 −1
3 +1

)=2
3 + 1)( 3 − 1)
3 +1+ 3 −1

3) 2 6

[EAMCET 2006]
6+ 2

2×2 3
=2 6
2

cos12° + cos84° + cos132° + cos156° =
1
1
1)
2)
2
4
Ans: 4

[EAMCET 2004]
3) –

1
4

4) −

1
2

Compounds Angles
Sol. cos132° + cos12° + cos156° + cos84° = 2 cos 72° cos 60° + 2 cos120°cos36° = −

1
2

4
5
π
If cos ( α + β ) = sin ( α − β ) =
and α, β lie between 0 and , then tan2α= [EAMCET 2002]
5
13
4
56
33
16
60
1)
2)
3)
4)
33
56
65
61
Ans: 1
Sol. 2α = ( α + β ) + ( α − β )
6.

tan 2α =

tan ( α + β ) + tan ( α − β )
1 − tan ( α + β ) tan ( α − β )

3 5
+
56
= 4 2 =
3 5 33
1− .
4 12
⎛π

⎛π

7.
cos 2 ⎜ + θ ⎟ − sin 2 ⎜ − θ ⎟ =
⎝6

⎝6

1
2) 0
1) cos 2θ
2
Ans: 1
⎛π

⎛π

Sol. cos 2 ⎜ + θ ⎟ − sin 2 ⎜ − θ ⎟
⎝6

⎝6

π
π
⎛π

⎛π

= cos ⎜ + θ + − θ ⎟ .cos ⎜ + θ − + θ ⎟
6
6
⎝6

⎝6

1
= cos 2θ
2

[EAMCET 2001]
3)

−1 2
cos θ
2

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