## The CAST Diagram

The CASt diagram provides a method to find multiple solutions to trigonometric equations. It indicates the quadrants in which the elementary trigonometric functions are positive (or negative). It is normally shown as below.

The significance of each eletter is shown in the diagram below.

Example: To solvein the range 0° – 360°, findSincethere is another solution in the second (upper left) quadrant. From the diagram above, and the second solution is

Example: To solvein the range -180° – 180°, findSincethere is another solution in the third (lower left) quadrant. From the diagram above, and the second solution is