NCERT Solutions: Introduction to Trigonometry (Exercise 8.1)

# Introduction to Trigonometry (Exercise 8.1) NCERT Solutions - Mathematics (Maths) Class 10

Q1. In ∆ ABC, right-angled at B, AB = 24 cm, BC = 7 cm. Determine:
(i) sin A, cos A
(ii) sin C, cos C
Ans:
In a given triangle ABC, right angled at B = ∠B = 90°
Given: AB = 24 cm and BC = 7 cm
According to the Pythagoras Theorem,
In a right-angled triangle, the squares of the hypotenuse side is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.
By applying the Pythagoras theorem, we get
AC= AB+ BC2
AC2 = (24)2+72
AC2 = (576+49)
AC2 = 625cm2
AC = √625 = 25
Therefore, AC = 25 cm
(i) To find Sin (A), Cos (A)
We know that the sine (or) Sin function is equal to the ratio of the length of the opposite side to the hypotenuse side. So it becomes
Sin (A) = Opposite side /Hypotenuse = BC/AC = 7/25
Cosine or Cos function is equal to the ratio of the length of the adjacent side to the hypotenuse side and it becomes,
Cos (A) = Adjacent side/Hypotenuse = AB/AC = 24/25
(ii) To find Sin (C), Cos (C)
Sin (C) = AB/AC = 24/25
Cos (C) = BC/AC = 7/25

Q2. In Fig. 8.13, find tan P – cot R

Ans:
In the given triangle PQR, the given triangle is right-angled at Q and the given measures are:
PR = 13cm,
PQ = 12cm
Since the given triangle is right-angled triangle, to find the side QR, apply the Pythagoras theorem
According to Pythagoras theorem,
In a right-angled triangle, the squares of the hypotenuse side is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.
PR2 = QR2 + PQ2
Substitute the values of PR and PQ
13= QR2+122
169 = QR2+144
Therefore, QR= 169−144
QR= 25
QR = √25 = 5
Therefore, the side QR = 5 cm
Now, tan P – cot R=?
According to the trigonometric ratio, the tangent function is equal to the ratio of the length of the opposite side to the adjacent sides, the value of tan (P) becomes
tan (P) = Opposite side /Adjacent side = QR/PQ = 5/12
Since cot function is the reciprocal of the tan function, the ratio of cot function becomes,
Cot (R) = Adjacent side/Opposite side = QR/PQ = 5/12
Therefore,
tan (P) – cot (R) = 5/12 – 5/12 = 0
Therefore, tan(P) – cot(R) = 0

Q3. If sin A = 3/4, Calculate cos A and tan A.
Ans:
Let us assume a right-angled triangle ABC, right-angled at B
Given: Sin A = 3/4
We know that Sin function is equal to the ratio of the length of the opposite side to the hypotenuse side.
Therefore, Sin A = Opposite side /Hypotenuse= 3/4
Let BC be 3k and AC will be 4k
where k is a positive real number.
According to the Pythagoras theorem, the squares of the hypotenuse side is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides of a right-angle triangle and we get,
AC2=AB+ BC2
Substitute the value of AC and BC
(4k)2=AB2 + (3k)2
16k2−9k=AB2
AB2=7k2
Therefore, AB = √7k
Now, we have to find the value of cos A and tan A
We know that,
Cos (A) = Adjacent side/Hypotenuse
Substitute the value of AB and AC and cancel the constant k in both numerator and denominator, we get
AB/AC = √7k/4k = √7/4
Therefore, cos (A) = √7/4
tan(A) = Opposite side/Adjacent side
Substitute the Value of BC and AB and cancel the constant k in both numerator and denominator, we get,
BC/AB = 3k/√7k = 3/√7
Therefore, tan A = 3/√7

Q4. Given 15 cot A = 8, find sin A and sec A.
Ans:
Let us assume a right-angled triangle ABC, right-angled at B
Given: 15 cot A = 8
So, Cot A = 8/15
We know that cot function is equal to the ratio of the length of the adjacent side to the opposite side.
Therefore, cot A = Adjacent side/Opposite side = AB/BC = 8/15
Let AB be 8k and BC will be 15k
Where k is a positive real number.
According to the Pythagoras theorem, the squares of the hypotenuse side is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides of a right-angle triangle and we get,
AC2=AB+ BC2
Substitute the value of AB and BC
AC2= (8k)2 + (15k)2
AC2= 64k2 + 225k2
AC2= 289k2
Therefore, AC = 17k
Now, we have to find the value of sin A and sec A
We know that,
Sin (A) = Opposite side /Hypotenuse
Substitute the value of BC and AC and cancel the constant k in both numerator and denominator, we get
Sin A = BC/AC = 15k/17k = 15/17
Therefore, sin A = 15/17
Since secant or sec function is the reciprocal of the cos function which is equal to the ratio of the length of the hypotenuse side to the adjacent side.
Sec (A) = Hypotenuse/Adjacent side
Substitute the Value of BC and AB and cancel the constant k in both numerator and denominator, we get,
AC/AB = 17k/8k = 17/8
Therefore sec (A) = 17/8

Q5. Given sec θ = 13/12 Calculate all other trigonometric ratios
Ans:
We know that sec function is the reciprocal of the cos function which is equal to the ratio of the length of the hypotenuse side to the adjacent side
Let us assume a right-angled triangle ABC, right-angled at B
sec θ =13/12 = Hypotenuse/Adjacent side = AC/AB
Let AC be 13k and AB will be 12k
Where k is a positive real number.
According to the Pythagoras theorem, the squares of the hypotenuse side is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides of a right-angled triangle and we get,
AC2=AB+ BC2
Substitute the value of AB and AC
(13k)2= (12k)2 + BC2
169k2= 144k2 + BC2
169k2= 144k2 + BC2
BC2 = 169k2 – 144k2
BC2= 25k2
Therefore, BC = 5k
Now, substitute the corresponding values in all other trigonometric ratios
So,
Sin θ = Opposite Side/Hypotenuse = BC/AC = 5/13
Cos θ = Adjacent Side/Hypotenuse = AB/AC = 12/13
tan θ = Opposite Side/Adjacent Side = BC/AB = 5/12
Cosec θ = Hypotenuse/Opposite Side = AC/BC = 13/5
cot θ = Adjacent Side/Opposite Side = AB/BC = 12/5

Q6. If ∠A and ∠B are acute angles such that cos A = cos B, then show that ∠ A = ∠ B.
Ans:
Let us assume the triangle ABC in which CD⊥AB
Give that the angles A and B are acute angles, such that
Cos (A) = cos (B)
As per the angles taken, the cos ratio is written as
AD/AC = BD/BC
Now, interchange the terms, we get
AD/BD = AC/BC
Let take a constant value
AD/BD = AC/BC = k
Now consider the equation as
AD = k BD …(1)
AC = k BC …(2)
By applying Pythagoras theorem in △CAD and △CBD we get,
CD2 = BC2 – BD… (3)
CD=AC−AD2 ….(4)
From the equations (3) and (4) we get,
AC2−AD= BC2−BD2
Now substitute the equations (1) and (2) in (3) and (4)
K2(BC2−BD2)=(BC2−BD2) k2=1
Putting this value in equation, we obtain
AC = BC
∠A=∠B (Angles opposite to equal side are equal-isosceles triangle)

Q7. If cot θ = 7/8, evaluate:
(i) (1 + sin θ)(1 – sin θ)/(1+cos θ)(1-cos θ)
(ii) cot2 θ
Ans:
Let us assume a △ABC in which ∠B = 90° and ∠C = θ
Given:
cot θ = BC/AB = 7/8
Let BC = 7k and AB = 8k, where k is a positive real number
According to the Pythagoras theorem in △ABC we get.
AC= AB2+BC2
AC= (8k)2+(7k)2
AC= 64k2+49k2
AC= 113k2
AC = √113 k
According to the sine and cos function ratios, it is written as
sin θ = AB/AC = Opposite Side/Hypotenuse = 8k/√113 k = 8/√113 and
cos θ = Adjacent Side/Hypotenuse = BC/AC = 7k/√113 k = 7/√113
Now apply the values of sin function and cos function:

Q8. If 3 cot A = 4, check whether (1-tanA)/(1+tan2 A) = cos2 A – sin A or not.
Ans:
Let △ABC in which ∠B=90°
We know that cot function is the reciprocal of tan function and it is written as
cot(A) = AB/BC = 4/3
Let AB = 4k and BC =3k, where k is a positive real number.
According to the Pythagoras theorem,
AC2=AB2+BC2
AC2=(4k)2+(3k)2
AC2=16k2+9k2
AC2=25k2
AC=5k
Now, apply the values corresponding to the ratios
tan(A) = BC/AB = 3/4
sin (A) = BC/AC = 3/5
cos (A) = AB/AC = 4/5
Now compare the left-hand side(LHS) with right-hand side(RHS)

Since, both the LHS and RHS = 7/25
R.H.S. = L.H.S.
Hence, (1-tanA)/(1+tan2 A) = cos2 A – sin A  is proved

Q9. In triangle ABC, right-angled at B, if tan A = 1/√3 find the value of:
(i) sin A cos C + cos A sin C
(ii) cos A cos C – sin A sin C
Ans:
Let ΔABC in which ∠B=90°
tan A = BC/AB = 1/√3
Let BC = 1k and AB = √3 k,
Where k is the positive real number of the problem
By Pythagoras theorem, in ΔABC we get:
AC2=AB2+BC2
AC2=(√3 k)2+(k)2
AC2=3k2+k2
AC2=4k2
AC = 2k
Now find the values of cos A, Sin A
Sin A = BC/AC = 1/2
Cos A = AB/AC = √3/2
Then find the values of cos C and sin C
Sin C = AB/AC = √3/2
Cos C = BC/AC = 1/2
Now, substitute the values in the given problem
(i) sin A cos C + cos A sin C = (1/2) ×(1/2 )+ √3/2 ×√3/2 = 1/4 + 3/4 = 1
(ii) cos A cos C – sin A sin C = (3/2 )(1/2) – (1/2) (3/2 ) = 0

Q10. In ∆ PQR, right-angled at Q, PR + QR = 25 cm and PQ = 5 cm. Determine the values of sin P, cos P and tan P
Ans:
In a given triangle PQR, right angled at Q, the following measures are
PQ = 5 cm
PR + QR = 25 cm
Now let us assume, QR = x
PR = 25-QR
PR = 25- x
According to the Pythagoras Theorem,
PR2 = PQ2 + QR2
Substitute the value of PR as x
(25- x) 2 = 5+ x2
252 + x2 – 50x = 25 + x2
625 + x2-50x -25 – x= 0
-50x = -600
x= -600/-50
x = 12 = QR
Now, find the value of PR
PR = 25- QR
Substitute the value of QR
PR = 25-12
PR = 13
Now, substitute the value to the given problem
(1) Sin P = Opposite Side/Hypotenuse = QR/PR = 12/13
(2) Cos P= Adjacent Side/Hypotenuse = PQ/PR = 5/13
(3) Tan P =Opposite Side/Adjacent side = QR/PQ = 12/5

Q11. State whether the following are true or false. Justify your answer.
(i) The value of tan A is always less than 1.
(ii) sec A = 12/5 for some value of angle A.
(iii) cos A is the abbreviation used for the cosecant of angle A.
(iv) cot A is the product of cot and A.
(v) sin θ = 4/3 for some angle θ.
Ans:
(i) The value of tan A is always less than 1.
False
Justification: In ΔMNC in which ∠N = 90∘,
MN = 3, NC = 4 and MC = 5
Value of tan M = 4/3 which is greater than 1.
The triangle can be formed with sides equal to 3, 4 and hypotenuse = 5 as it will follow the Pythagoras theorem.
MC= MN+ NC2
5= 3+ 42
25 = 9 + 16
25 = 25

(ii) sec A = 12/5 for some value of angle A
True
Justification: Let a ΔMNC in which ∠N = 90º,
MC=12k and MB=5k, where k is a positive real number.
By Pythagoras theorem we get,
MC2=MN2+NC2
(12k)2=(5k)2+NC2
NC2+25k2=144k2
NC2=119k2
Such a triangle is possible as it will follow the Pythagoras theorem.
(iii) cos A is the abbreviation used for the cosecant of angle A.
False
Justification: Abbreviation used for cosecant of angle M is cosec M.  Cos M is the abbreviation used for cosine of angle M.
(iv) cot A is the product of cot and A.
False
Justification: cot M is not the product of cot and A. It is the cotangent of ∠A.
(v) sin θ = 4/3 for some angle θ.
False
Justification: sin θ = Height/Hypotenuse
We know that in a right-angled triangle, Hypotenuse is the longest side.
sin θ will always be less than 1 and it can never be 4/3 for any value of θ.

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## FAQs on Introduction to Trigonometry (Exercise 8.1) NCERT Solutions - Mathematics (Maths) Class 10

 1. What is trigonometry?
Ans. Trigonometry is a branch of mathematics that deals with the study of relationships between the sides and angles of a triangle. It is used to find the unknown sides and angles of a triangle by using trigonometric ratios such as sine, cosine, and tangent.
 2. What are the applications of trigonometry?
Ans. Trigonometry has various applications in real life, such as in navigation, surveying, astronomy, architecture, engineering, and physics. It is also used in the construction of buildings, bridges, and other structures.
 3. What are the trigonometric ratios?
Ans. The three main trigonometric ratios are sine, cosine, and tangent. Sine is the ratio of the side opposite to the angle to the hypotenuse, cosine is the ratio of the adjacent side to the hypotenuse, and tangent is the ratio of the opposite side to the adjacent side.
 4. What is the Pythagorean theorem?
Ans. The Pythagorean theorem is a fundamental theorem in trigonometry that states that in a right-angled triangle, the square of the length of the hypotenuse (the longest side) is equal to the sum of the squares of the lengths of the other two sides.
 5. How do you find the value of trigonometric ratios?
Ans. The value of trigonometric ratios can be found using a scientific calculator or by using trigonometric tables. To find the value of a trigonometric ratio, divide the length of one side of the triangle by the length of another side, depending on the ratio you are using.

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