Good grief, I haven’t seen this in a Pre-Calculus class before:

That’s on my last test (Trig. review, basically). If I put up the bars it wouldn’t even *remotely* resemble a bell curve.

I know it wasn’t cake either, because I gave a similar test last year with more typical results.

Most missed questions (at least partially):

1. Given tan(x)=-1, what are two possible values for x?

2. Explain why tan(x) has asymptotes at and .

3. Graph:

4. Determine the angle between the diagonal of a cube and the diagonal of its base.

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Lulu, on April 5, 2009 at 2:39 pm said:It doesn’t seem too difficult either…

just as a side note, for number one, I’m assuming it’s restricted from 0 to 2pi…

though I bet for 1 they forgot to consider the third quadrant angle…

Jason Dyer, on April 5, 2009 at 5:32 pm said:It was not restricted as such, no. They could have just added once they found an answer, but since most questions of that type do restrict from 0 to that never occurred to them.

Since it was the tangent of -1, you mean second and fourth quadrant, I’m guessing?