How do you find the domain and range of #tan(cos(x))#?

1 Answer
Jan 30, 2017

Answer:

Domain : #x in (-oo, oo)#
Range : #[tan(-1)), tan(1)]=[-1.5574, 1.5574]#, nearly.
Socratic graph is inserted.

Explanation:

As the range of cos x is #[-1, 1]#,

the range of #tan(cosx is [tan(-1), tan 1]= [-1.5574, 1.5574], nearly.

Noe that 1 in tan 1 is 1 radian = #57.3^o#, nearly.

Of course, the function is defined for this range,

with #x in (-oo, oo)#.

See the second graph for one period, #x in [-pi, pi]#.

graph{arctany=cosx [-10, 10, -5, 5]}

graph{arctany-cosx=0 [-3.14, 3.14, -1.57, 1.57]}

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