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# Prove Sin^(-1) 8/17 + Sin^(-1) 3/5 = Tan^(-1) 77/36 - ISC (Commerce) Class 12 - Mathematics

ConceptProperties of Inverse Trigonometric Functions

#### Question

Prove sin^(-1)  8/17 + sin^(-1)  3/5 = tan^(-1)  77/36

#### Solution

Let sin^(-1) 8/17 =  x. Then sinx = 8/17 => cos x =  sqrt(1 - (8/17)^2) = sqrt(225/289) = 15/17

:. tanx = 8/15 => x = tan^(-1)  8/15

:. sin^(-1)  8/17 =  tan^(-1)  8/15  ....(1)

Now let sin^(-1)  3/5 = y. " Then " sin y = 3/5 => cos y = sqrt(1 - (3/5)^2) = sqrt(16/25) = 4/5

:. tan y =  3/4 =>         y = tan^(-1)  3/4

:. sin^(-1)  3/5 = tan^(-1)  3/4    .... 2

Now, we have:

L.H.S = sin^(-1)  8/17 + sin^(-1)  3/5

= tan^(-1)  8/15 + tan^(-1)  3/4    [Using 1 and 2]

= tan^(-1)  (8/15 +  3/4)/(1 - 8/15 xx 3/4)

= tan^(-1) ((32+45)/(60 - 24))   "                            "[tan^(-1) x + tan^(-1) y = tan^(-1)  (x+y)/(1-xy)]

= tan^(-1)  77/36 = R.H.S

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NCERT Solution for Mathematics Textbook for Class 12 (2018 to Current)
Chapter 2: Inverse Trigonometric Functions
Q: 4 | Page no. 51

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