## What is sum and difference example?

Key Equations

Sum Formula for Cosine | cos(α+β)=cosαcosβ−sinαsinβ |
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Sum Formula for Tangent | tan(α+β)=tanα+tanβ1−tanαtanβ |

Difference Formula for Tangent | tan(α−β)=tanα−tanβ1+tanαtanβ |

Cofunction identities | sinθ=cos(π2−θ)cosθ=sin(π2−θ)tanθ=cot(π2−θ)cotθ=tan(π2−θ)secθ=csc(π2−θ)cscθ=sec(π2−θ) |

### How do you know when to use the sum and difference formulas?

We can use the sum and difference formulas to identify the sum or difference of angles when the ratio of sine, cosine, or tangent is provided for each of the individual angles. To do so, we construct what is called a reference triangle to help find each component of the sum and difference formulas.

#### What are sum and difference identities used for?

The sum and difference formulas can be used to find the exact values of the sine, cosine, or tangent of an angle.

**What are the 6 sum and difference formulas?**

The Bhaskaracharya sum and difference formulas

- sin(u+v)=sin(u)cos(v)+cos(u)sin(v)
- cos(u+v)=cos(u)cos(v)−sin(u)sin(v)
- sin(u−v)=sin(u)cos(v)−cos(u)sin(v)
- cos(u−v)=cos(u)cos(v)+sin(u)sin(v)

**How are sum and difference formulas used in trigonometry?**

The sum and difference formulas for sine can be derived in the same manner as those for cosine, and they resemble the cosine formulas. These formulas can be used to calculate the sines of sums and differences of angles. Given two angles, find the sine of the difference between the angles. Write the difference formula for sine.

## How are sum and difference trig identities used?

Ans. The sum and difference trig identities help us to calculate the values of trigonometric functions for any given angle measure easily. The sum and difference formula of trigonometry can be applied within inverse trigonometric functions.

### How to find the sum and difference of a tangent?

Let’s derive the sum formula for tangent. We can derive the difference formula for tangent in a similar way. Given two angles, find the tangent of the sum of the angles. Write the sum formula for tangent. Substitute the given angles into the formula. Simplify.

#### When to use sum and difference in Algebra?

We can use the sum and difference formulas to identify the sum or difference of angles when the ratio of sine, cosine, or tangent is provided for each of the individual angles. To do so, we construct what is called a reference triangle to help find each component of the sum and difference formulas.