What are sin x, tan x, cot x, if 180<x<270 and cos x=-4/5?

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We have cos x = -4/5. Also 180< x< 270. For these values of x sin x is negative and so is cos x.

We use the relation (cos x)^2 + (sin x)^2 = 1

=> (-4/5)^2 + (sin x)^2 = 1

=> (sin x)^2 = 1 - (16 / 25)

=> (sin x)^2 = 9/25

=> sin x = -3/5

tan x = sin x / cos x = (-3/5)/(-4/5) = 3/4

cot x = cos x / sin x = 4/3

sin x = -3/5 , tan x = 3/4 and cot x  = 4/3.

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