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What are Cofunctions?
Cofunctions are pairs of trigonometric functions that have equal values when their arguments are complementary angles.
Sine and Cosine are cofunctions because \(\sin \theta = \cos \left( {90^\circ - \theta } \right)\)
Secant and Cosecant are cofunctions because \(\sec \theta = \csc \left( {90^\circ - \theta } \right)\)
Tangent and Cotangent are cofunctions because \(\tan \theta = \cot \left( {90^\circ - \theta } \right)\)

What are Cofunction Identities?
A function f is cofunction of a function g if f(A) = g(B) when A and B are complementary angles.
sin(A) = cos(B), if A + B = 90°
sec(A) = scs(B), if A + B = 90°
tan(A) = cot(B), if A + B = 90°

Cofunctions
What is a cofunction. Finding the cofunction. Using the cofunction relationship
Cofunctions



Cofunction Identities
This video explains the cofunction identities and how to determine cofunctions given a function value. Most cofunction values are verified on a calculator.
Cofunction Identities - Solving Trigonometric Equations
This video explains how to use cofunction identities to solve trigonometric equations.


 

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