## What are reciprocal identities in trigonometry?

The reciprocal identities are simply definitions of the reciprocals of the three standard trigonometric ratios: secθ=1cosθcscθ=1sinθcotθ=1tanθ Also, recall the definitions of the three standard trigonometric ratios (sine, cosine and tangent):

### What are the two quotient properties?

Quotient Identities. There are two quotient identities that can be used in right triangle trigonometry. A quotient identity defines the relations for tangent and cotangent in terms of sine and cosine. Remember that the difference between an equation and an identity is that an identity will be true for ALL values.

**What is reciprocal identity?**

The reciprocal means flipping the numbers. The reciprocal of the fraction . In general, the reciprocal identities are identities in which the equality relation occurs by swapping or interchanging the numerator and the denominator of the number.

**What are the 6 reciprocal identities?**

Terms in this set (6)

- sin. 1/csc.
- cos. 1/sec.
- tan. 1/cot.
- cot. 1/tan.
- sec. 1/cos.
- csc. 1/sin.

## What is the reciprocal of Tanθ?

The cosecant is the reciprocal of the sine. The secant is the reciprocal of the cosine. The cotangent is the reciprocal of the tangent.

### What is the reciprocal of sin A?

cosecant

The cosecant is the reciprocal of the trigonometric function sine. It can be calculated by dividing the hypotenuse by the side opposite a given angle in a right triangle.

**What is the reciprocal of cos A?**

secant

How do people remember this stuff?

Verbal description | Mathematical relationship | |
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secant | The secant is the reciprocal of the cosine. | sec ( A ) = 1 cos ( A ) \sec(A)=\dfrac{1}{\cos(A)} sec(A)=cos(A)1 |

cotangent | The cotangent is the reciprocal of the tangent. | cot ( A ) = 1 tan ( A ) \cot(A)=\dfrac{1}{\tan(A)} cot(A)=tan(A)1 |

**What is a reciprocal identity?**

## What are the 3 formulas for reciprocal identities?

The reciprocal identities are: csc(x) = 1/sin(x), sec(x) = 1/cos(x), and cot(x) = 1/tan(x).

### Which is an example of a trig reciprocal identity?

Trig Reciprocal Identities Reciprocal identities are the reciprocals of the three standard trigonometric functions, namely sine, cosine, and tangent. In trigonometry, reciprocal identities are sometimes called inverse identities.

**How are quotient identities used in trigonometric equations?**

The reciprocal identities define reciprocals of the trigonometric functions. The quotient identities define the relationship among the trigonometric functions. Graph both sides of the identity cotθ = 1 tanθ. In other words, on the graphing calculator, graph y = cotθ and y = 1 tanθ.

**How to prove quotient and reciprocal identities in math?**

The last types of questions you may be asked that deal with quotient and reciprocal identities may be “proof” questions. In these problems, you are commonly asked to “prove” that one side of an equation is equal to the other side of an equation, and you will need to simplify expressions using quotient and reciprocal identities to do so.

## Which is the quotient of tangent in trig?

There are two quotient identities that are crucial for solving problems dealing with trigs, those being for tangent and cotangent. Cotangent, if you’re unfamiliar with it, is the inverse or reciprocal identity of tangent.