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#1 2012-08-30 17:09:10

Registered: 2012-08-30
Posts: 5

Graphing trig functions and their periods

I ran across this problem y=tanpi/2x. Now I know the amp is 1 and the period is 2 but how on earth do I draw the periods?

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#2 2012-08-30 18:12:09

From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 93,925

Re: Graphing trig functions and their periods

Hi jessica_cs;

I assume you mean:

Amplitude doesn't apply here.

The period is 2 so starting at 0 the graph has to repeat every 2 ticks.

You only need to graph x=0,1,2,3,4,5. You should end up with a graph like below.

View Image: 2012-08-30_230854.gif

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