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ACT Math Question
Posted:
Mar 11, 2013 4:39 PM


I am having some difficulty with the following ACT practice problem:
For X, an angle whose measure is between 270° and 360°, cosX=5/13. Which of the following equals tanX? A. 5/12 B. 5/13 C. 5/13 D. 5/12 E. 12/13
The book I am using provides the answer and an explanation, but the explanation uses process of elimination to find the answer without actually describing a method of solving the problem. I would like to understand how to actually find the answer. Can someone lend a helping hand?
Thanks!



