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Trigonometry is developed to solve geometric problems involving triangles. Students cannot skip Trigonometric chapters since this is being used in many areas such as finding the heights of tides in the ocean, designing electronic circuits, etc., In the earlier classes, students have already studied trigonometric identities and applications of trigonometric ratios. In **Class 11**, trigonometric ratios are generalised to trigonometric function and their properties. However, these NCERT Solutions of BYJUâ€™S help the students to attain more knowledge and score full marks in this chapter.

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In this section, a few important terms are defined such as principal solution, general solution of trigonometric functions, which are explained using examples too.

Exercise 3.1 Solutions 7 Questions

Exercise 3.2 Solutions 10 Questions

Exercise 3.3 Solutions 25 Questions

Exercise 3.4 Solutions 9 Questions

Miscellaneous Exercise On Chapter 3 Solutions 10 Questions

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Exercise 3.1 page: 54

**1. Find the radian measures corresponding to the following degree measures:**

**(i) 25Â° (ii) â€“ 47Â° 30â€² (iii) 240Â° (iv) 520Â°**

**Solution:**

(iv) 520Â°

**2. Find the degree measures corresponding to the following radian measures (Use Ï€ = 22/7)**

**(i) 11/16**

**(ii) -4**

**(iii) 5Ï€/3**

**(iv) 7Ï€/6**

**Solution:**

(i) 11/16

Here Ï€ radian = 180Â°

(ii) -4

Here Ï€ radian = 180Â°

(iii) 5Ï€/3

Here Ï€ radian = 180Â°

We get

= 300^{o}

(iv) 7Ï€/6

Here Ï€ radian = 180Â°

We get

= 210^{o}

**3. A wheel makes 360 revolutions in one minute. Through how many radians does it turn in one second?**

**Solution:**

It is given that

No. of revolutions made by the wheel in

1 minute = 360

1 second = 360/60 = 6

We know that

The wheel turns an angle of 2Ï€ radian in one complete revolution.

In 6 complete revolutions, it will turn an angle of 6 Ã— 2Ï€ radian = 12 Ï€ radian

Therefore, in one second, the wheel turns an angle of 12Ï€ radian.

**4. Find the degree measure of the angle subtended at the centre of a circle of radius 100 cm by an arc of length 22 cm (Use Ï€ = 22/7).**

**Solution:**

**5. In a circle of diameter 40 cm, the length of a chord is 20 cm. Find the length of minor arc of the chord.**

**Solution:**

The dimensions of the circle are

Diameter = 40 cm

Radius = 40/2 = 20 cm

Consider AB be as the chord of the circle i.e. length = 20 cm

In Î”OAB,

Radius of circle = OA = OB = 20 cm

Similarly AB = 20 cm

Hence, Î”OAB is an equilateral triangle.

Î¸ = 60Â° = Ï€/3 radian

In a circle of radiusÂ *r*Â unit, if an arc of lengthÂ *l*Â unit subtends an angleÂ *Î¸*Â radian at the centre

We get Î¸ = 1/r

Therefore, the length of the minor arc of the chord is 20Ï€/3 cm.

**6. If in two circles, arcs of the same length subtend angles 60Â° and 75Â° at the centre, find the ratio of their radii.**

**Solution:**

**7. Find the angle in radian though which a pendulum swings if its length is 75 cm and the tip describes an arc of length**

**(i) 10 cm (ii) 15 cm (iii) 21 cm**

**Solution:**

In a circle of radius r unit, if an arc of length l unit subtends an angle Î¸ radian at the centre, then Î¸ = 1/r

We know that r = 75 cm

(i) l = 10 cm

So we get

Î¸ = 10/75 radian

By further simplification

Î¸ = 2/15 radian

(ii) l = 15 cm

So we get

Î¸ = 15/75 radian

By further simplification

Î¸ = 1/5 radian

(iii) l = 21 cm

So we get

Î¸ = 21/75 radian

By further simplification

Î¸ = 7/25 radian

Exercise 3.2 page: 63

**Find the values of other five trigonometric functions in Exercises 1 to 5.**

**1. cos x = -1/2, x lies in third quadrant.**

**Solution:**

**2. sin x = 3/5, x lies in second quadrant.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

sin x = 3/5

We can write it as

We know that

sin^{2} x + cos^{2} x = 1

We can write it as

cos^{2} x = 1 â€“ sin^{2} x

**3. cot x = 3/4, x lies in third quadrant.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

cot x = 3/4

We can write it as

We know that

1 + tan^{2} x = sec^{2} x

We can write it as

1 + (4/3)^{2} = sec^{2} x

Substituting the values

1 + 16/9 = sec^{2} x

cos^{2} x = 25/9

sec x = Â± 5/3

Here x lies in the third quadrant so the value of sec x will be negative

sec x = â€“ 5/3

We can write it as

**4. sec x = 13/5, x lies in fourth quadrant.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

sec x = 13/5

We can write it as

We know that

sin^{2} x + cos^{2} x = 1

We can write it as

sin^{2} x = 1 â€“ cos^{2} x

Substituting the values

sin^{2} x = 1 â€“ (5/13)^{2}

sin^{2} x = 1 â€“ 25/169 = 144/169

sin^{2} x = Â± 12/13

Here x lies in the fourth quadrant so the value of sin x will be negative

sin x = â€“ 12/13

We can write it as

**5. tan x = -5/12, x lies in second quadrant.**

**Solution:**

It is given that

tan x = â€“ 5/12

We can write it as

We know that

1 + tan^{2} x = sec^{2} x

We can write it as

1 + (-5/12)^{2} = sec^{2} x

Substituting the values

1 + 25/144 = sec^{2} x

sec^{2} x = 169/144

sec x = Â± 13/12

Here x lies in the second quadrant so the value of sec x will be negative

sec x = â€“ 13/12

We can write it as

**Find the values of the trigonometric functions in Exercises 6 to 10.**

**6. sin 765Â°**

**Solution:**

We know that values of sin x repeat after an interval of 2Ï€ or 360Â°

So we get

By further calculation

= sin 45^{o}

= 1/ **âˆš**Â 2

**7. cosec (â€“1410Â°)**

**Solution:**

We know that values of cosec x repeat after an interval of 2Ï€ or 360Â°

So we get

By further calculation

= cosec 30^{o} = 2

**8. **

**Solution:**

We know that values of tan x repeat after an interval of Ï€ or 180Â°

So we get

By further calculation

We get

= tan 60^{o}

= **âˆš**3

**9. **

**Solution:**

We know that values of sin x repeat after an interval of 2Ï€ or 360Â°

So we get

By further calculation

**10. **

**Solution:**

We know that values of tan x repeat after an interval of Ï€ or 180Â°

So we get

By further calculation

Exercise 3.3 page: 73

**Prove that:**

**1. **

**Solution:**

**2. **

**Solution:**

Here

= 1/2 + 4/4

= 1/2 + 1

= 3/2

= RHS

**3. **

**Solution:**

**4. **

**Solution:**

**5. Find the value of:**

**(i) sin 75 ^{o}**

**(ii) tan 15 ^{o}**

**Solution:**

(ii) tan 15Â°

It can be written as

= tan (45Â° â€“ 30Â°)

Using formula

**Prove the following:**

**6.**

**Solution:**

**7.**

**Solution:**

**8.**

**Solution:**

**9.**

**Solution:**

Consider

It can be written as

= sin x cos x (tan x + cot x)

So we get

**10. sin ( nÂ + 1)xÂ sin (nÂ + 2)xÂ + cos (nÂ + 1)xÂ cos (nÂ + 2)xÂ = cosÂ x**

**Solution:**

LHS = sin (*n*Â + 1)*x*Â sin (*n*Â + 2)*x*Â + cos (*n*Â + 1)*x*Â cos (*n*Â + 2)*x*

**11.**

**Solution:**

Consider

Using the formula

**12. sin ^{2}Â 6xÂ â€“ sin^{2}Â 4xÂ = sin 2xÂ sin 10x**

**Solution:**

**13. cos ^{2}Â 2xÂ â€“ cos^{2}Â 6xÂ = sin 4xÂ sin 8x**

**Solution:**

We get

= [2 cos 4x cos (-2x)] [-2 sin 4x sin (-2x)]

It can be written as

= [2 cos 4*x*Â cos 2*x*] [â€“2 sin 4*xÂ *(â€“sin 2*x*)]

So we get

= (2 sin 4*x*Â cos 4*x*) (2 sin 2*x*Â cos 2*x*)

= sin 8x sin 4x

= RHS

**14. sin 2xÂ + 2sin 4xÂ + sin 6xÂ = 4cos ^{2}Â xÂ sin 4x**

**Solution:**

By further simplification

= 2 sin 4xÂ cos (â€“ 2x) + 2 sin 4x

It can be written as

= 2 sin 4xÂ cos 2xÂ + 2 sin 4x

Taking common terms

= 2 sin 4xÂ (cos 2xÂ + 1)

Using the formula

= 2 sin 4xÂ (2 cos^{2}Â xÂ â€“ 1 + 1)

We get

= 2 sin 4xÂ (2 cos^{2}Â x)

= 4cos^{2}Â xÂ sin 4x

= R.H.S.

**15. cot 4 xÂ (sin 5xÂ + sin 3x) = cotÂ xÂ (sin 5xÂ â€“ sin 3x)**

**Solution:**

Consider

LHS = cot 4xÂ (sin 5xÂ + sin 3x)

It can be written as

Using the formula

= 2 cos 4x cos x

Hence, LHS = RHS.

**16.**

**Solution:**

Consider

Using the formula

**17. **

**Solution:**

**18.**

**Solution:**

**19.**

**Solution:**

**20. **

**Solution:**

**21.**

**Solution:**

**22. cotÂ xÂ cot 2xÂ â€“ cot 2xÂ cot 3xÂ â€“ cot 3xÂ cotÂ xÂ = 1**

**Solution:**

**23. **

**Solution:**

Consider

LHS = tan 4x = tan 2(2x)

By using the formula

**24. cos 4 xÂ = 1 â€“ 8sin^{2Â }xÂ cos^{2Â }x**

**Solution:**

Consider

LHS = cos 4x

We can write it as

= cos 2(2*x*)

Using the formula cos 2*A*Â = 1 â€“ 2 sin^{2}Â *A*

= 1 â€“ 2 sin^{2}Â 2*x*

Again by using the formula sin2*A*Â = 2sinÂ *A*Â cos *A*

= 1 â€“ 2(2 sin*Â xÂ *cosÂ *x*) ^{2}

So we get

= 1 â€“ 8 sin^{2}*x*Â cos^{2}*x*

= R.H.S.

**25. cos 6 xÂ = 32 cos^{6}Â xÂ â€“ 48 cos^{4}Â xÂ + 18 cos^{2}Â xÂ â€“ 1**

**Solution:**

Consider

L.H.S. = cos 6*x*

It can be written as

= cos 3(2*x*)

Using the formula cos 3*A*Â = 4 cos^{3}Â *A*Â â€“ 3 cos^{Â }*A*

= 4 cos^{3}Â 2*x*Â â€“ 3 cos^{Â }2*x*

Again by using formula cos 2*x*Â = 2 cos^{2}Â *xÂ *â€“ 1

= 4 [(2 cos^{2}Â *xÂ *â€“ 1)^{3}Â â€“ 3 (2 cos^{2}Â *x*Â â€“ 1)

By further simplification

= 4 [(2 cos^{2}Â *x*) ^{3}Â â€“ (1)^{3}Â â€“ 3 (2 cos^{2}Â *x*) ^{2}Â + 3 (2 cos^{2}Â *x*)] â€“ 6cos^{2}Â *x*Â + 3

We get

= 4 [8cos^{6}*x*Â â€“ 1 â€“ 12 cos^{4}*x*Â + 6 cos^{2}*x*] â€“ 6 cos^{2}*x*Â + 3

By multiplication

= 32 cos^{6}*x*Â â€“ 4 â€“ 48 cos^{4}*x*Â + 24 cos^{2}Â *x*Â â€“ 6 cos^{2}*x*Â + 3

On further calculation

= 32 cos^{6}*xÂ *â€“ 48 cos^{4}*x*Â + 18 cos^{2}*x*Â â€“ 1

= R.H.S.

Exercise 3.4 PAGE: 78

**Find the principal and general solutions of the following equations:**

**1. tan x = âˆš3**

**Solution:**

**2. sec x = 2**

**Solution:**

**3. cot x = â€“ âˆš3**

**Solution:**

**4. cosec x = â€“ 2**

**Solution:**

**Find the general solution for each of the following equations:**

**5. cos 4x = cos 2x**

**Solution:**

**6. cos 3x + cos x â€“ cos 2x = 0**

**Solution:**

**7. sin 2x + cos x = 0**

**Solution:**

It is given that

sin 2x + cos x = 0

We can write it as

2 sin x cos x + cos x = 0

cos x (2 sin x + 1) = 0

cos x = 0 or 2 sin x + 1 = 0

Let cos x = 0

**8. sec ^{2} 2x = 1 â€“ tan 2x**

**Solution:**

It is given that

sec^{2} 2x = 1 â€“ tan 2x

We can write it as

1 + tan^{2} 2x = 1 â€“ tan 2x

tan^{2} 2x + tan 2x = 0

Taking common terms

tan 2x (tan 2x + 1) = 0

Here

tan 2x = 0 or tan 2x + 1 = 0

If tan 2x = 0

tan 2x = tan 0

We get

2x = nÏ€ + 0, where n âˆˆ Z

x = nÏ€/2, where n âˆˆ Z

tan 2x + 1 = 0

We can write it as

tan 2x = â€“ 1

So we get

Here

2x = nÏ€ + 3Ï€/4, where n âˆˆ Z

x = nÏ€/2 + 3Ï€/8, where n âˆˆ Z

Hence, the general solution is nÏ€/2 or nÏ€/2 + 3Ï€/8, n âˆˆ Z.

**9. sin x + sin 3x + sin 5x = 0**

**Solution:**

It is given that

sin x + sin 3x + sin 5x = 0

We can write it as

(sin x + sin 5x) + sin 3x = 0

Using the formula

By further calculation

2 sin 3x cos (-2x) + sin 3x = 0

It can be written as

2 sin 3x cos 2x + sin 3x = 0

By taking out the common terms

sin 3x (2 cos 2x + 1) = 0

Here

sin 3x = 0 or 2 cos 2x + 1 = 0

If sin 3x = 0

3x = nÏ€, where n âˆˆ Z

We get

x = nÏ€/3, where n âˆˆ Z

If 2 cos 2x + 1 = 0

cos 2x = â€“ 1/2

By further simplification

= â€“ cos Ï€/3

= cos (Ï€ â€“ Ï€/3)

So we get

cos 2x = cos 2Ï€/3

Here

Miscellaneous Exercise page: 81

**Prove that:**

**1. **

**Solution:**

We get

= 0

= RHS

**2. (sin 3 xÂ + sinÂ x) sinÂ xÂ + (cos 3xÂ â€“ cosÂ x) cosÂ xÂ = 0**

**Solution:**

Consider

LHS = (sin 3x + sin x) sin x + (cos 3x â€“ cos x) cos x

By further calculation

= sin 3x sin x + sin^{2} x + cos 3x cos x â€“ cos^{2} x

Taking out the common terms

= cos 3x cos x + sin 3x sin x â€“ (cos^{2} x â€“ sin^{2} x)

Using the formula

cos (A â€“ B) = cos A cos B + sin A sin B

= cos (3x â€“ x) â€“ cos 2x

So we get

= cos 2x â€“ cos 2x

= 0

= RHS

**3.**

**Solution:**

Consider

LHS = (cos x + cos y) ^{2} + (sin x â€“ sin y) ^{2}

By expanding using formula we get

= cos^{2} x + cos^{2} y + 2 cos x cos y + sin^{2} x + sin^{2} y â€“ 2 sin x sin y

Grouping the terms

= (cos^{2} x + sin^{2} x) + (cos^{2} y + sin^{2} y) + 2 (cos x cos y â€“ sin x sin y)

Using the formula cos (A + B) = (cos A cos B â€“ sin A sin B)

= 1 + 1 + 2 cos (x + y)

By further calculation

= 2 + 2 cos (x + y)

Taking 2 as common

= 2 [1 + cos (x + y)]

From the formula cos 2A = 2 cos^{2} A â€“ 1

**4. **

**Solution:**

LHS = (cos x â€“ cos y) ^{2} + (sin x â€“ sin y) ^{2}

By expanding using formula

= cos^{2} x + cos^{2} y â€“ 2 cos x cos y + sin^{2} x + sin^{2} y â€“ 2 sin x sin y

Grouping the terms

= (cos^{2} x + sin^{2} x) + (cos^{2} y + sin^{2} y) â€“ 2 (cos x cos y + sin x sin y)

Using the formula cos (A â€“ B) = cos A cos B + sin A sin B

= 1 + 1 â€“ 2 [cos (x â€“ y)]

By further calculation

= 2 [1 â€“ cos (x â€“ y)]

From formula cos 2A = 1 â€“ 2 sin^{2} A

**5. sin x + sin 3x + sin 5x + sin 7x = 4 cos x cos 2x sin 4x**

**Solution:**

**6.**

**Solution:**

**7. **

**Solution:**

**8. Find sin x/2, cos x/2 and tan x/2 in each of the following:**

**Solution:**

cos x = -3/5

From the formula

**9. cos x = -1/3, x in quadrant III**

**Solution:**

**10. sin x = 1/4, x in quadrant II**

**Solution:**

### NCERT Solutions for Class 11 Maths Chapter 3- Trigonometric Functions

This chapter has 6 exercises and a miscellaneous exercise to help students understand the concepts related to Trigonometric Functions clearly. BYJUâ€™S provides all the concepts and solutions for Chapter 3 of Class 11 Maths with clear explanations and formulas. The PDF of MathsÂ NCERT Solutions for Class 11 Chapter 3 includes the topics and sub-topics listed below.**3.1 Introduction**

The basic trigonometric ratios and identities are given here along with the applications of trigonometric ratios in solving the word problems related to heights and distances.**3.2 Angles**

3.2.1 Degree measure

3.2.2 Radian measure

3.2.3 Relation between radian and real numbers

3.2.4 Relation between degree and radian

In this section, different terms related to trigonometry are discussed such as terminal side, initial sides, measuring an angle in degrees and radian, etc.**3.3 Trigonometric Functions**

3.3.1 Sign of trigonometric functions

3.3.2 Domain and range of trigonometric functions

After studying this section, students are able to understand the generalised trigonometric functions with signs. Also, they can gain knowledge on domain and range of trigonometric functions with examples.**3.4 Trigonometric Functions of Sum and Difference of Two Angles**

This section contains formulas related to the sum and difference of two angles in trigonometric functions.

#### Key Features of NCERT Solutions for Class 11 Maths Chapter 3- Trigonometric Functions

Studying the Trigonometric Functions of Class 11 enables the students to understand the following:

- Introduction to Trigonometric Functions
- Positive and negative angles
- Measuring angles in radians and in degrees and conversion of one into other
- Definition of trigonometric functions with the help of unit circle
- Truth of the sin 2x + cos 2x = 1, for all x
- Signs of trigonometric functions
- Domain and range of trigonometric functions
- Graphs of Trigonometric Functions
- Expressing sin (xÂ±y) and cos (xÂ±y) in terms of sin x, sin y, cos x & cosy and their simple application, identities related to sin 2x, cos 2x, tan 2x, sin 3x, cos 3x and tan 3x
- The general solution of trigonometric equations of the type sin y = sin a, cos y = cos a and tan y = tan a

## Frequently Asked Questions on NCERT Solutions for Class 11 Maths Chapter 3

### What are the topics discussed in Chapter 3 of NCERT Solutions for Class 11 Maths as per latest CBSE syllabus?

1. Introduction

2. Angles

3. Trigonometric Functions

4. Trigonometric Functions of sum and difference of two angles

### How many exercises are there in Chapter 3 of NCERT Solutions for Class 11 Maths?

Exercise 3.1 â€“ 7 Questions

Exercise 3.2 â€“ 10 Questions

Exercise 3.3 â€“ 25 Questions

Exercise 3.4 â€“ 9 Questions

Miscellaneous Exercise â€“ 10 Questions