Calculate sec(240)°

Since our angle is greater than 180 and less than or equal to 270 degrees, it is located in Quadrant III

In the third quadrant, the values for tan are positive only.

240 is an obtuse angle since it is greater than 90°

Sec(θ) = | 1 |

Cos(θ) |

sec(240) = | 1 |

Cos(240) |

sec(240) = | 1 |

Cos(-1/2) |

sec(240) = -2

Since 240° is less than 90, we can express this in terms of a cofunction

(θ) = csc(90 - θ) = csc(90 - 240) = csc(-150)

θ° | θ^{radians} | sin(θ) | cos(θ) | tan(θ) | csc(θ) | sec(θ) | cot(θ) |
---|---|---|---|---|---|---|---|

0° | 0 | 0 | 1 | 0 | 0 | 1 | 0 |

30° | π/6 | 1/2 | √3/2 | √3/3 | 2 | 2√3/3 | √3 |

45° | π/4 | √2/2 | √2/2 | 1 | √2 | √2 | 1 |

60° | π/3 | √3/2 | 1/2 | √3 | 2√3/3 | 2 | √3/3 |

90° | π/2 | 1 | 0 | N/A | 1 | 0 | N/A |

120° | 2π/3 | √3/2 | -1/2 | -√3 | 2√3/3 | -2 | -√3/3 |

135° | 3π/4 | √2/2 | -√2/2 | -1 | √2 | -√2 | -1 |

150° | 5π/6 | 1/2 | -√3/2 | -√3/3 | 2 | -2√3/3 | -√3 |

180° | π | 0 | -1 | 0 | 0 | -1 | N/A |

210° | 7π/6 | -1/2 | -√3/2 | -√3/3 | -2 | -2√3/3 | -√3 |

225° | 5π/4 | -√2/2 | -√2/2 | 1 | -√2 | -√2 | 1 |

240° | 4π/3 | -√3/2 | -1/2 | -√3 | -2√3/3 | -2 | -√3/3 |

270° | 3π/2 | -1 | 0 | N/A | -1 | 0 | N/A |

300° | 5π/3 | -√3/2 | 1/2 | -√3 | -2√3/3 | 2 | -√3/3 |

315° | 7π/4 | -√2/2 | √2/2 | -1 | -√2 | √2 | -1 |

330° | 11π/6 | -1/2 | √3/2 | -√3/3 | -2 | 2√3/3 | -√3 |