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#### xyz_1965

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Note: I could have used any trig function.

I know that tan^2 (x) means (tan x)^2.

What does tan (x)^2 mean? Is it proper notation?

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Note: I could have used any trig function.

I know that tan^2 (x) means (tan x)^2.

What does tan (x)^2 mean? Is it proper notation?

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I concur.I don't consider \(\displaystyle \tan(x)^2\) to be proper notation. It is unclear whether the argument or the function is being squared.