# TrigIdentities1

## Requiring Trig Identities be Used by Cleverly Redefining Functions

This PG code shows how to redefine a named function internally so that students must apply a trig identity and simplify their answer.

PG problem file Explanation

Problem tagging:

DOCUMENT();

"PGstandard.pl",
"MathObjects.pl",
);

TEXT(beginproblem());


Initialization:

Context("Numeric");

Context()->functions->remove("tan");
package NewFunc;
# this next line makes the function a
# function from reals to reals
our @ISA = qw(Parser::Function::numeric);
sub tan {
shift; my $x = shift; return CORE::exp($x*3.1415926535);
}
package main;
# Make it work on formulas as well as numbers
sub tan {Parser::Function->call('tan',@_)}
#  Add the new functions to the Context
tan => {class =>'NewFunc', TeX =>'\tan'}, );


Setup: We redefine the function whose name is tan(x) to take values exp(pi * x).

Context()->texStrings;
BEGIN_TEXT
Simplify the expression as much as possible.
$BR$BR
$$\tan(x) \cos(x)$$ = \{ ans_rule(20) \}
END_TEXT
Context()->normalStrings;


Main Text:

$showPartialCorrectAnswers = 1; ANS(Formula("sin(x)")->cmp() ->withPostFilter(AnswerHints( Compute("tan(x)*cos(x)") => "No credit for entering what you were given.", )) );  Answer Evaluation: Context()->texStrings; BEGIN_SOLUTION${PAR}SOLUTION:\${PAR}
Solution explanation goes here.
END_SOLUTION
Context()->normalStrings;

COMMENT('MathObject version.');

ENDDOCUMENT();


Solution: