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Math on mcat...(based on 3R experience)

Discussion in 'MCAT Discussions' started by UofT_475, Jul 25, 2006.

  1. UofT_475

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    Hey guys,

    Do we need to know stuf like Arctan or cotan...and it values for the MCAT? I have no clue what these are, and it sorta freaked me (its been 4 years)

    cheers,
    UT
     
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  3. WilliamsF1

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    As I said in the other thread, tan is tangent, just to clear anything up. Second, Tan(theta) = y/x (if we're talking about right triangles). Theta = arctan(y/x). Same applies for sine and cosine. The value for theta is based on the y/x. So arctan(1/2) is 30 degrees. Arccos(1/sqrt2) is 45 degrees.
     
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    You definitely need to know the cos/tan/sin relationships with a right triangle. Knowing values of common angles (0,30,45,60,90 degrees) is probably a good idea.

    I think I know which problem in 3R you are talking about. If it is the one I am thinking about, you didn't need to know the numerical values for angles, just the relationships.
     

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