a. In our trig identities tangent relates to sin and cos in the ratio of tan=sin/cos. With the ratio the asymptotes and where the tangent graph is negative or positive can be explained. Asymptotes happen when the value of the graph is undefined and the only time the value for tan is undefined is when cos is equal to zero. So in turn the asymptotes of a tan graph are located where the relating cos graph touches the x axis. Tan= sin/cos also explains when tan is below or above the x axis. In the first quadrant both sin and cos are positive making the tan graph positive. In the second quadrant sin is positive but cos in negative so tan is negative. In the 3rd quadrant both sin and cos are negative making tan positive and in the 4th quadrant sin is negative but cos is positive so again tan is negative.

b. Cotangent is very similar to tangent the only difference being that cot=cos/sin instead of sin/cos. Because of this the asymptotes of a cot graph will differ from those of a tan graph. Instead of the asymptotes being where cos is zero the asymptotes will be where sin is zero shifting the asymptotes and the overall look of the graph. However whether cot is above or below the x axis stays consistent with tan graphs.

c. Secant graphs are closely related to cosine graphs. In regards to trig ratios sec=1/cos. So with that knowledge the asymptotes of a sec graph will be wherever cos=0. Sec graphs will follow the same positive and negative pattern as a cos graph and will be graphed accordingly, the only difference being that sec graphs are essentially a series of asymptotes.

d. Cosecant graphs are similar to secant graphs except the trig ratio for csc is 1/sin instead of 1/cos. Because of this the asymptotes are found wherever the related sin graph touches the x axis. Csc graphs also follow the same positive negative pattern of a sin graph and once again csc graphs are a series of parabolas.

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