Show that 2 tan20° + 4 tan40° + 8 tan 80° = 9(cot10° - tan10°).

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Show that 2 tan20° + 4 tan40° + 8 tan 80° = 9(cot10° - tan10°).

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Put values

tan 20 = 0.3639, tan 40 = 0.8390, tan 80 = 5.6713, cot 10 = 5.6713, tan 10 =0.1763

(2 x 0.3696) + 4(0.8390) + 8(5.6713) = 49.4656

9( 5.6713 - 0.1763) =49.455

Pretty close :)

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