If cosec x


If $\cos e c x+\cot x=\frac{11}{2}$, then $\tan x=$

(a) $\frac{21}{22}$

(b) $\frac{15}{16}$

(c) $\frac{44}{117}$

(d) $\frac{117}{43}$


(c) $\frac{44}{117}$

We have:

$\operatorname{cosec} x+\cot x=\frac{11}{2}$              ....(i)

$\Rightarrow \frac{1}{\operatorname{cosec} x+\cot x}=\frac{2}{11}$

$\Rightarrow \frac{\operatorname{cosec}^{2} x-\cot ^{2} x}{\operatorname{cosec} x+\cot x}=\frac{2}{11}$

$\Rightarrow \frac{(\operatorname{cosec} x+\cot x)(\operatorname{cosec} x-\cot x)}{(\operatorname{cosec} x+\cot x)}=\frac{2}{11}$

$\therefore \operatorname{cosec} x-\cot x=\frac{2}{11}$             ...(ii)

Subtracting (2) from (1):

$2 \cot x=\frac{11}{2}-\frac{2}{11}$

$\Rightarrow 2 \cot x=\frac{121-4}{22}$

$\Rightarrow 2 \cot x=\frac{117}{22}$

$\Rightarrow \cot x=\frac{117}{44}$

$\Rightarrow \frac{1}{\tan x}=\frac{117}{44}$

$\Rightarrow \tan x=\frac{44}{117}$

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