#2**+5 **

I always draw a right angled triangle when I answer questions like this.

CPhill's answer is approximate. It is easy to get the exact answer

Let the angle be θ

for starters sinθ is positive (1st or 2nd quad) so cotθ can be positive or neg.

From the diagram it can be seen that Cot θ= sqrt(5)/2

$$cot(sin^{-1}\left(\frac{2}{3}\right))=\frac{\sqrt{5}}{2}$$

Melody
Jun 14, 2014

#1**+5 **

cot(sin^-1(2/3))

First, let's evaluate sin^-1 (2/3) = 41.810314895779°

So..........cot(41.810314895779) = 1.118033988749441

Notice that if this angle could also lie in the second quadrant..... there, the cotangent would be........ (-1.118033988749441)

CPhill
Jun 13, 2014

#2**+5 **

Best Answer

I always draw a right angled triangle when I answer questions like this.

CPhill's answer is approximate. It is easy to get the exact answer

Let the angle be θ

for starters sinθ is positive (1st or 2nd quad) so cotθ can be positive or neg.

From the diagram it can be seen that Cot θ= sqrt(5)/2

$$cot(sin^{-1}\left(\frac{2}{3}\right))=\frac{\sqrt{5}}{2}$$

Melody
Jun 14, 2014