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Trigonometry Formulas: Learn Trigonometric Identities & Laws

Trigonometry Formulas: Trigonometry is the branch of Mathematics. This section deals with the relationship between a triangle’s sides and angles. The students can learn trigonometry concepts and formulas from textbooks. Also, they can learn its application to daily life things such as, if you’re standing on the terrace of a tall building at a given height and see a post box on the other side of the road, you can quickly calculate the width of the road using trigonometry.

These trigonometry formulas are very helpful in astronomy to calculate the distance between stars and satellites. In this article, students shall learn about trigonometry formulas, their representation as ratio tables, how to measure the sides of angles, calculate trigonometry values, and determine the distance between landmarks.

Trigonometry Formulas for Class 10

There are six fundamental trigonometric ratios used in all formulas of trigonometry. These ratios are also known as trigonometric functions and mostly use all trigonometry formulas. The six essential trigonometric functions are Sine, cosine, Secant, cosecant, tangent, and cotangent. The trigonometric functions and identities are derived by using the right-angled triangle. When the height and the base side of the right triangle are known, we can find out the sine, cosine, tangent, Secant, cosecant, and cotangent values using trigonometric formulas.

Trigonometric Formulas

All Trigonometry Formula List

Trigonometry Formula is the branch of Maths that deals primarily with triangles. It is also called the study of the relationships between the lengths and angles of a triangle.  When learning about trigonometric formulas, we need to consider only right-angled triangles. However, they can be applied to other triangles also. 

In a right-angled triangle, there are three sides: hypotenuse, the opposite side (perpendicular), and the adjacent side (base). The longest side is called the hypotenuse. The side opposite to the angle is the perpendicular, and the side where both the hypotenuse and opposite side rests is the adjacent side.

Various sets of formulas of trigonometry are given below:

1. Basic Formulas
2. Reciprocal Identities
3. Trigonometric Ratio Table
4. Periodic Identities
5. Cofunction Identities
6. Sum and Difference of Identities
7. Half-Angle Identities
8. Double Angle Identities
9. Triple Angle Identities
10. Product Identities
11. Sum of Product Identities
12. Inverse Trigonometry Formulas
13. Sine Law and Cosine Law

Basic Trigonometric Formulas

1. \( \sin \theta = \frac{{{\rm{ Opposite\, Side }}}}{{{\rm{ Hypotenuse }}}}\)

2. \( \cos \theta = \frac{{{\rm{ Adjacent\, Side }}}}{{{\rm{ Hypotenuse }}}}\)

3. \( \tan \theta = \frac{{{\rm{ Opposite\, Side }}}}{{{\rm{ Adjacent Side }}}}\)

4. \( \sec \theta = \frac{{{\rm{ Hypotenuse }}}}{{{\rm{ Adjacent\, Side }}}}\)

5. \(\theta = \frac{{{\rm{ Hypotenuse }}}}{{{\rm{ Opposite\, Side }}}}\)

6. \( \cot \theta = \frac{{{\rm{ Adjacent\, Side }}}}{{{\rm{ Opposite\, Side }}}}\)

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Reciprocal Identities

Cosecant, Secant, and cotangent are the reciprocals of the basic trigonometric ratios sine, cosine, and tangent.  All of these common identities are also taken from the right-angled triangle. The reciprocal trigonometric identities are taken by using the trigonometric functions. They are utilised frequently to simplify trigonometric problems.

(i) \(\theta = \frac{1}{{ \sin \theta }}\)
(ii) \( \sec \theta = \frac{1}{{ \cos \theta }}\)
(iii) \( \cot \theta = \frac{1}{{ \tan \theta }}\)
(iv) \( \sin \theta = \frac{1}{\theta }\)
(v) \( \cos \theta = \frac{1}{{ \sec \theta }}\)
(vi) \( \tan \theta = \frac{1}{{ \cot \theta }}\)

Pythagorean Identities

(i) \(\theta + \theta = 1\)
(ii) \(\theta + 1 = \theta \)
(iii) \(1 + \theta = \theta \)

Trigonometric Ratios Table  

The below trigonometry table formula shows all trigonometry formulas and commonly used angles for solving trigonometric problems. The trigonometric ratios table helps find the values of standard trigonometric angles like \({0^ \circ },{30^ \circ },{45^ \circ },{60^ \circ }\) and \({90^ \circ }.\)

Angles (In Degrees)\({0^ \circ }\)\({30^ \circ }\)\({45^ \circ }\)\({60^ \circ }\)\({90^ \circ }\)\({180^ \circ }\)\({270^ \circ }\)\({360^ \circ }\)
Angles (In Radians)\({0^ \circ }\)\(\frac{\pi}{6}\)\(\frac{\pi}{4}\)\(\frac{\pi}{3}\)\(\frac{\pi}{2}\)\(\pi\)\(\frac{3 \pi}{2}\)\(2 \pi\)
\(\sin \)\(0\)\(\frac{1}{2}\)\(\frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}\)\(\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}\)\(1\)\(0\)\(-1\)\(0\)
\(\cos \)\(1\)\(\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}\)\(\frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}\)\(\frac{1}{2}\)\(0\)\(-1\)\(0\)\(1\)
\(\tan \)\(0\)\(\frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}\)\(1\)\(\sqrt{3}\)\(\infty \)\(0\)\(\infty \)\(0\)
\(\cot \)\(\infty \)\(\sqrt{3}\)\(1\)\(\frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}\)\(0\)\(\infty \)\(0\)\(\infty \)
\({\rm{cosec}}\)\(\infty \)\(2\)\(\sqrt{2}\)\(\frac{2}{{\sqrt 3 }}\)\(1\)\(\infty \)\(-1\)\(\infty \)
\(\sec \)\(1\)\(\frac{2}{{\sqrt 3 }}\)\(\sqrt{2}\)\(2\)\(\infty \)\(-1\)\(\infty \)\(1\)

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Periodic Identities

Periodicity formulas or identities are utilised to shift the angles by \(\frac{\pi }{2},\pi \), and \(2\pi \) The periodicity identities are also termed the co-function identities. All the trigonometric identities are cyclic, which means they repeat themselves after a period. The period differs for various trigonometric identities. 

Example: \(\tan {45^ \circ } = \tan {225^ \circ },\) but the similar one is true for \(\cos {45^ \circ }\) and \(\cos {225^ \circ }.\)

(i) \( \sin \left( {\frac{\pi }{2} – A} \right) = \cos A\& \cos \left( {\frac{\pi }{2} – A} \right) = \sin A\)

(ii) \( \sin \left( {\frac{\pi }{2} + A} \right) = \cos A\& \cos \left( {\frac{\pi }{2} + A} \right) = – \sin A\)

(iii) \( \tan \left( {\frac{\pi }{2} + A} \right) = A\& \cot \left( {\frac{\pi }{2} + A} \right) = – \tan A\)

(iv) \( \tan \left( {\frac{\pi }{2} – A} \right) = \cot A\& \cot \left( {\frac{\pi }{2} – A} \right) = \tan A\)

(v) \( \sin (\pi – A) = \sin A\& \cos (\pi – A) = – \cos A\)

(vi) \( \sin (\pi + A) = \sin A\& \cos (\pi + A) = – \cos A\)

(vii) \( \tan (\pi + A) = \tan A\& \cot (\pi + A) = \tan A\)

(viii) \( \tan (\pi – A) = – \tan A\& \cot (\pi – A) = – \cot A\)

(ix) \( \sin \left( {\frac{{3\pi }}{2} – A} \right) = – \cos A\& \cos \left( {\frac{{3\pi }}{2} – A} \right) = – \sin A\)

(x) \( \sin \left( {\frac{{3\pi }}{2} + A} \right) = – \cos A\& \cos \left( {\frac{{3\pi }}{2} + A} \right) = \sin A\)

(xi) \( \tan \left( {\frac{{3\pi }}{2} + A} \right) = A\& \cot \left( {\frac{{3\pi }}{2} + A} \right) = – \tan A\)

(xii) \( \tan \left( {\frac{{3\pi }}{2} – A} \right) = \cot A\& \cot \left( {\frac{{3\pi }}{2} – A} \right) = \tan A\)

(xiii) \( \sin (2\pi – A) = \sin A\& \cos (2\pi – A) = \cos A\)

(xiv) \( \sin (2\pi + A) = \sin A\& \cos (2\pi + A) = – \cos A\)

(xv) \( \tan (2\pi + A) = \tan A\& \cot (2\pi + A) = \cot A\)

(xvi) \( \tan (2\pi – A) = – \tan A\& \cot (2\pi – A) = – \cot A\)

Cofunction Identities (in Degrees)

The co-function identities provide the interrelationship between the different trigonometric functions. The co-function (periodic identities) are shown in the degrees below:

(i) \( \cos \left( {{{90}^ \circ } – x} \right) = \sin x\)

(ii) \(\tan \left( {{{90}^ \circ } – x} \right) = \cot x\)

(iii) \( \cot \left( {{{90}^ \circ } – x} \right) = \tan x\)

(iv) \(\sec \left( {{{90}^ \circ } – x} \right) = x\)

(v) \(\left( {{{90}^ \circ } – x} \right) = \sec x\)

Sum and Difference of Identities

The formulas of the sum and difference identities include

(i) \( \sin (x + y), \cos (x – y), \cot (x + y),etc.\)

(ii) \( \sin (x + y) = \sin (x)\cos (y) + \cos (x) \sin (y)\)

(iii) \( \cos (x + y) = \cos (x) \cos (y) – \sin (x) \sin (y)\)

(iv) \( \tan (x + y) = \frac{{( \tan x + \tan y)}}{{(1 – \tan x \cdot \tan y)}}\)

(v) \( \sin (x – y) = \sin (x) \cos (y) – \cos (x) \sin (y)\)

(vi) \( \cos (x – y) = \cos (x) \cos (y) + \sin (x) \sin (y)\)

(vii) \( \tan (x – y) = \frac{{x – \tan y)}}{{(1 + \tan x \cdot \tan y)}}\)

Half Angle Identities

(i) \( \sin \frac{x}{2} = \pm \sqrt {\frac{{1 – \cos x}}{2}}\)

(ii) \( \cos \frac{x}{2} = \pm \sqrt {\frac{{1 + \cos x}}{2}} \)

(iii) \( \tan \left( {\frac{x}{2}} \right) = \sqrt {\frac{{1 – \cos (x)}}{{1 + \cos (x)}}} \)

(iv) \(\left( {\frac{x}{2}} \right) = \sqrt {\frac{{1 – \cos (x)}}{{1 + \cos (x)}}} \)

(v) \( = \frac{{1 – \cos (x)}}{{ \sin (x)}}\)

Double Angle Identities

The double of the angle \(x\) is represented by the given formulas:

(i) \( \sin (2x) = (x) \cdot \cos (x) = \left[ {\frac{{2 \tan x}}{{(1 + x)}}} \right]\)

(ii) \( \cos (2x) = – (x) = \left[ {\frac{{(1 – x)}}{{(1 + x)}}} \right]\)

(iii) \( \cos (2x) = 2(x) – 1 = 1 – 2(x)\)

(iv) \( \tan (2x) = \frac{{[2\tan (x)]}}{{[1 – (x)]}}\)

(v) \( \sec (2x) = \frac{x}{{(2 – x)}}\)

(vi) \((2x) = \frac{{ \sec x \times x}}{2}\)

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Triple Angle Identities

(i) \(\sin 3x = 3 \sin x – 4x\)

(ii) \( \cos 3x = 4x – 3 \cos x\)

(iii) \(\tan 3x = \frac{{[3 \tan x – x]}}{{[1 – 3x]}}\)

Product Identities

(i) \( \sin x \cdot \cos y = \frac{{(x + y) + \sin (x – y)]}}{2}\)

(ii) \(\cos x \cdot \cos y = \frac{{[\cos (x + y) + \cos (x – y)]}}{2}\)

(iii) \( \sin x \cdot \sin y = \frac{{[ \cos (x – y) – \cos (x + y)]}}{2}\)

Sum of Product Identities

The combination of two of the acute angles \(A\) and \(B,\) can be represented through the trigonometric ratios, as shown below:

(i) \( \sin x + \sin y = 2\left[ { \sin \frac{{x + y}}{2} \cos \frac{{x – y}}{2}} \right]\)

(ii) \( \sin x – \sin y = 2\left[ { \cos \frac{{x + y}}{2} \sin \frac{{x – y}}{2}} \right]\)

(iii) \( \cos x + \cos y = 2\left[ {\cos \frac{{x + y}}{2} \cos \frac{{x – y}}{2}} \right]\)

(iv) \( \cos x – \cos y = – 2\left[ { \sin \frac{{x + y}}{2} \sin \frac{{x – y}}{2}} \right]\)

Inverse Trigonometry Formula

The ratios of trigonometry are inverted to create the inverse trigonometric functions. \(\sin \theta = x\) and \(\theta = x\) . So, \(x\) can have the values in whole numbers, decimals, fractions or exponents.

(i) \(( – x) = – x\)
(ii) \(( – x) = x = \pi – x\)
(iii) \(( – x) = – x\)
(iv) \(( – x) = – x\)
(v) \(( – x) = \pi – x\)
(vi) \(( – x) = \pi – x\)

Sine and Cosine Laws

Sine laws: The sine law and the cosine law give us the relationship between the sides and the angles of a triangle. The Sine Law gives the ratio of the sides and the angle opposite to the side. 

Example: The ratio can be taken for the side a and its opposite angle ‘A’.\( = \frac{{ \sin B}}{b} = \frac{{ \sin C}}{c}\)

Cosine laws: The cosine Law helps to find the length of a side for the given lengths of the other two sides and the included angle.  For example, the length \(‘a’\) can be found with the help of sides \(b\) and \(c,\) and their included angle \(A.\)
\({a^2} = {b^2} + {c^2} – 2bc \cos A\)
\({b^2} = {a^2} + {c^2} – 2ac \cos B\)
\({c^2} = {a^2} + {b^2} – 2ab\cos C\)
\(a, b\) and \(c\) are the lengths of sides of the triangle, and \(A, B, C\) are the angles of the triangle.

Solved Examples on All Trigonometry Formulas

Q.1. Sam has to find the value of \(sin15°sin15°\) by using the trigonometry formulas. How can you help Sam to see the value?
Ans:
 15∘15∘
=(45∘–30∘)=(45∘–30∘)
=45∘⋅30∘–45∘⋅30∘=45∘⋅30∘–45∘⋅30∘
=12√×3√2–12√×12=3√–122√=12×32–12×12=3–122
Hence, the required answer is 15∘=3√–122√15∘=3–122

Q.2. If cosA=45cos⁡A=45 then tanA=tan⁡A= ?
Ans:
 Given,
cosA=45cos⁡A=45
As we know, the trigonometry identities,
1+A=A1+A=A
A–1=AA–1=A
(1A)–1=A(1A)–1=A
Putting the value of cosA=45cos⁡A=45
(54)2–1=A(54)2–1=A
A=916A=916
tanA=34tan⁡A=34
Hence, the required answer is tanA=34tan⁡A=34

Q.3. If sinθ⋅cosθ=5sin⁡θ⋅cos⁡θ=5  find the value of (sinθ+cosθ)2(sin⁡θ+cos⁡θ)2, using the trigonometry formulas.
Ans:
 (sinθ+cosθ)2(sin⁡θ+cos⁡θ)2
=θ+θ+2sinθ⋅cosθ=θ+θ+2sin⁡θ⋅cos⁡θ
=(1)+2(5)=1+10=11=(1)+2(5)=1+10=11
(sinθ+cosθ)2=11(sin⁡θ+cos⁡θ)2=11
Hence, the required answer is 11.11.

Q.4. Ria is given the trigonometric ratio of tanθ=512tan⁡θ=512 Can you help Ria find the trigonometric ratio of θθ using the formulas.
Ans:
 tanθ=PerpendicularBase=512tan⁡θ=PerpendicularBase=512
Perpendicular=5andBase=12Perpendicular=5andBase=12
Hypotenuse2=Perpendicular2+Base2Hypotenuse2=Perpendicular2+Base2
⇒Hypotenuse2=52+122⇒Hypotenuse2=52+122
⇒Hypotenuse2=25+144⇒Hypotenuse2=25+144
⇒Hypotenuse=169−−−√⇒Hypotenuse=169
⇒Hypotenuse=13⇒Hypotenuse=13
Hence sinsinθ=PerpendicularHypotenuse=513sin⁡sin⁡θ=PerpendicularHypotenuse=513
θ=HypotenusePerpendicular=135θ=HypotenusePerpendicular=135

Q.5. What is the value of (sin30∘+cos30∘)–(sin60∘+cos60∘)(sin⁡30∘+cos⁡30∘)–(sin⁡60∘+cos⁡60∘)?
Ans:
 Given,
(sin30∘+cos30∘)–(sin60∘+cos60∘)(sin⁡30∘+cos⁡30∘)–(sin⁡60∘+cos⁡60∘)
=12+3√2–3√2–12=0=12+32–32–12=0
Hence, the required answer is 00.

Q.5. What is the value of \(\left( { \sin {{30}^ \circ } + \cos {{30}^ \circ }} \right) – \left( { \sin {{60}^ \circ } + \cos {{60}^ \circ }} \right)\)  ?
Ans:
Given,
\(\left( { \sin {{30}^ \circ } + \cos {{30}^ \circ }} \right) – \left( {\sin {{60}^ \circ } + \cos {{60}^ \circ }} \right)\)
\( = \frac{1}{2} + \frac{{\sqrt 3 }}{2} – \frac{{\sqrt 3 }}{2} – \frac{1}{2} = 0\)
Hence, the required answer is \(0\).

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FAQs

Q What are the 11 trigonometric identities?
Ans:
 The eleven trigonometric identities in trigonometry are given below:
1. Basic formulas
2. Reciprocal Identities
3. Trigonometric Ratio Table
4. Periodic Identities
5. Cofunction Identities
6. Sum and Difference Identities
7. Half-Angle Identities
8. Double Angle Identities
9. Triple Angle Identities
10. Product Identities
11. Sum of Product Identities

Q What are three Pythagorean identities?
Ans:
 The first identity states that Sine squared plus cosine squared identical one. The second one states that tangent squared plus one is similar to Secant squared. For the last one, it says that one plus cotangent squared is comparable to cosecant squared.
Formulas are:
θ+θ=1θ+θ=1
θ+1=θθ+1=θ
1+θ=θ1+θ=θ

Q What are the three formulas of trigonometry?
Ans:
 
The three formulas of trigonometry are Sine, cosine and tangent.
The formulas are given below:
Sine function: sin(θ)=OppositeHypotenusesin⁡(θ)=OppositeHypotenuse
Cosine Function: cos(θ)=AdjacentHypotenusecos⁡(θ)=AdjacentHypotenuse
Tangent Function: tan(θ)=OppositeAdjacenttan⁡(θ)=OppositeAdjacent

Q How to remember trigonometry formulas?
Ans:
 We have many formulas in the higher classes that might be difficult to remember, so there are few steps to follow for remembering them:
1. Get familiar with mathematical symbols.
2. Then comes the structure of the formulas and how they are derived.
3. Practice the formulas regularly. 
4. Use flashcards of the formulas, then revise and finally test yourself.

Q What is the basic formula of trigonometry?
Ans: 
We have six fundamental trigonometric ratios used in Trigonometry. These ratios are also known as trigonometric functions. The six essential trigonometric functions are Sine, cosine, Secant, cosecant, tangent, and cotangent. The trigonometric functions and identities are derived by using the right-angled triangle. When the height and the base side of the right triangle are known, we can find the Sine, cosine, tangent, Secant, cosecant, and cotangent values using trigonometric formulas.
1. sinθ=OppositeSideHypotenusesin⁡θ=OppositeSideHypotenuse
2. cosθ=AdjacentSideHypotenusecos⁡θ=AdjacentSideHypotenuse
3. tanθ=OppositeSideAdjacentSidetan⁡θ=OppositeSideAdjacentSide
4. secθ=HypotenuseAdjacentSidesec⁡θ=HypotenuseAdjacentSide
5. θ=HypotenuseOppositeSideθ=HypotenuseOppositeSide
6. cotθ=AdjacentSideOppositeSidecot⁡θ=AdjacentSideOppositeSide



In the given article, we talked about all trigonometry formulas like basic formulas, reciprocal identities, trigonometric ratio table, periodic identities, cofunction identities, sum and difference identities, half-angle identities, double angle identities, and triple-angle product identities, and the sum of product identities. We discussed how to learn the formulas of trigonometry followed by the Inverse trigonometry formula. Then we discussed the trigonometry table formula and the trigonometry formulas list. 

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