Science:Math Exam Resources/Courses/MATH110/December 2010/Question 08 (a)
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Question 08 (a) 

Let and . Find , , , and . 
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Hint 

To evaluate the first two values, we simply plug it in and try to use our trigonometry tricks. The second two values are similar but we need to take a derivative first. 
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Solution 

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Please rate my easiness! It's quick and helps everyone guide their studies. Let and . Find , , , and First, let's take derivatives
and . Plugging in all the values we need, we see that we need to evaluate
So it suffices to evaluate and Drawing a triangle with angles 30 degrees, 60 degrees and 90 degrees (since is 60 degrees), we see that the side lengths are 1, and 2. Since the shortest side is opposite the shortest angle, the middle angle is opposite the middle side and the longest angle is opposite to the longest side, we have that
and . Hence, we have
