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Examples, solutions, videos, worksheets, and activities to help Algebra 2 students learn how to graph the secant and cosecant functions.

The following diagram shows the secant and cosine graphs. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions for the secant graphs.

The following diagram shows the cosecant and sine graphs. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions for the cosecant graphs.

**The graphs of Cosecant and Secant**

How to Graph the Cosecant and Secant Functions using Sine and Cosine?

Determine the domain and range of the two functions

Determine the period of the two functions

**Reciprocal Trig Function Graphs**

Graphing the secant and cosecant functions.
**Graphing Secant, Cosecant, and Tangent on the graphing calculator TI84 in degrees and radians.**
**Transforming Secant and Cosecant **

To graph secant and cosecant, find values of the reciprocal functions and plot them on the coordinate plane. Unlike the graphs of sine and cosine, secant and cosecant have vertical asymptotes whenever the cosine and sine equal zero, respectively. Graphing transformations is made easier by substituting theta for the quantity in parenthesis and solving for x. Also, notice that neither graph has x-intercepts.

**Describing and graphing a transformation of the cosecant function.**
**How to Graph the secant function that has an amplitude and vertical Transformation?**

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More Lessons for Grade 11

Math Worksheets

Examples, solutions, videos, worksheets, and activities to help Algebra 2 students learn how to graph the secant and cosecant functions.

The following diagram shows the secant and cosine graphs. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions for the secant graphs.

The following diagram shows the cosecant and sine graphs. Scroll down the page for more examples and solutions for the cosecant graphs.

How to Graph the Cosecant and Secant Functions using Sine and Cosine?

Determine the domain and range of the two functions

Determine the period of the two functions

Graphing the secant and cosecant functions.

To graph secant and cosecant, find values of the reciprocal functions and plot them on the coordinate plane. Unlike the graphs of sine and cosine, secant and cosecant have vertical asymptotes whenever the cosine and sine equal zero, respectively. Graphing transformations is made easier by substituting theta for the quantity in parenthesis and solving for x. Also, notice that neither graph has x-intercepts.

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