Find the value of the following:

    2. \tan^{-1}\left(\tan\frac{7\pi}{6} \right )

Answers (1)

We have given \tan^{-1}\left(\tan\frac{7\pi}{6} \right );

so, as we know  \tan^{-1}\left(\tan x \right ) =x \:\:if\:\:x\epsilon \left ( -\frac{\pi}{2}, \frac{\pi}{2} \right )

So, here we have \frac{7\pi}{6} \notin \left ( -\frac{\pi}{2}, \frac{\pi}{2} \right ).

Therefore we can write \tan^{-1}\left(\tan\frac{7\pi}{6} \right ) as:

=\tan^{-1}\left(\tan \left (2\pi - \frac{5\pi}{6} \right ) \right )           \left [ \because \tan(2\pi - x) = -\tan x \right ]

=\tan^{-1}\left[-\tan \left ( \frac{5\pi}{6} \right ) \right ]

=\tan^{-1}\left[\tan \left (\pi- \frac{5\pi}{6} \right ) \right ]

=\tan^{-1}\left[\tan \left (\frac{\pi}{6} \right ) \right ]\:\:where\:\:\frac{\pi}{6} \epsilon \left ( -\frac{\pi}{2}, \frac{\pi}{2} \right ) 

\therefore \tan^{-1} \left ( \tan \frac{7\pi}{6} \right ) = \tan^{-1} \left ( \tan \frac{\pi}{6} \right ) = \frac{\pi}{6}.

 

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