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sec(arctan(3/4))

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 Sec ( arc tan( 3/4) =
 
 It is best to graph a right triangle
 
 Mark one leg 3, and other  4 , then the hypotenuse  is
 
  √ ( 3^2 + 4^2 ) = 5
 
     Sec of the angle whose tangent is  3/4  = 1/ Cos ( arctan 3/4) = hypotenuse/ side adjacent
                                                                                             
                                                                                             = 5/4
 
    Sec ( arctan( 3/4) = 5/4
 
arctan(3/4) means 'What angle has a tangent of 3/4 or 0.75'
 
The sec of that means 'What is the secant of that angle.
 
arctan(0.75) = 36.86 degrees
 
sec is the reciprocal of the cosine function
 
sec(36.86) = 1/cos(36.86) = 1/0.8 = 1.25
 
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