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#1 2009-08-22 09:54:43

Gadodge
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Precalculus

Hi all,

I am working on some math problems, and there are two that I just can not get.

The first one is use the given information given to find the exact value of the trigonometric function.

cos Q=1/4, csc Q>0  Find sin Q/2

The second problem I have is solve the equation on the interval [0,2pi]

cos2x=sqrt3/2


If anyone can help me it would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

#2 2009-08-22 10:33:06

juriguen
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Registered: 2009-07-05
Posts: 59

Re: Precalculus

Hi


The first one I would say:

So every requirement holds.


The second:


Hope it helps!

Jose


“Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.” -- Albert Einstein

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#3 2009-08-22 11:18:26

Gadodge
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Re: Precalculus

Thanks so much.  I have three other problems that I still can not get.  Same like before solve the equation on the interval [0,2pi]

2sin^2x=sinx

(tanx+1)(cosx+1)=0

2cos^2x+sinx-2=0

Thanks for your help.

#4 2009-08-22 12:13:43

bobbym
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Re: Precalculus

Hi Gadodge;

the roots are:

Last edited by bobbym (2009-08-22 12:52:16)


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#5 2009-08-22 19:32:59

juriguen
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Re: Precalculus

You're welcome smile

Jose


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#6 2009-08-22 20:08:03

bobbym
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Re: Precalculus

Hi gadodge;

gadodge wrote:

(tanx+1)(cosx+1)=0

These are the roots:

Last edited by bobbym (2009-08-22 20:10:48)


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If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

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#7 2009-08-23 05:34:24

Gadodge
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Re: Precalculus

Could you please explain how you got your answers.  Thanks, I am still a little lost.

#8 2009-08-23 05:41:15

soroban
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Registered: 2007-03-09
Posts: 452

Re: Precalculus

Hello, Gadodge!


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