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Graphing Tangent Functions

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Graphing Tangent Functions


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Learners graph the parent tangent function, as well as the graph of functions that involve tangent expressions.

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Now You Know

After completing this tutorial, you will be able to complete the following:

  • Sketch the graph of the parent tangent function
  • Sketch the graph of a function that involves the tangent function.

Everything You'll Have Covered

In the Activity Object, a different procedure is given to graph a tangent function. Now, we will graph the tangent function using the transformations for a function.

First, recall that the function has domain all real numbers x except , where n is an odd integer and range all real numbers. At the values , there are vertical asymptotes. The period of is

Tutorial Details

Approximate Time 35 Minutes
Pre-requisite Concepts Determine the asymptotes, domain and range, and period of the graphs of trigonometric functions; graph sine and cosine functions.
Course Algebra-2
Type of Tutorial Procedural Development
Key Vocabulary tangent, tangent function, graphing a tangent function