# Math Is Fun Forum

Discussion about math, puzzles, games and fun.   Useful symbols: ÷ × ½ √ ∞ ≠ ≤ ≥ ≈ ⇒ ± ∈ Δ θ ∴ ∑ ∫  π  -¹ ² ³ °

You are not logged in.

## #1 2009-03-12 18:32:28

Jai Ganesh
Administrator
Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 47,798

### Level of Difficulty - III Questions.

1. If the sides of a triangle are in Arithmetic Progression, then find the value of

in terms of
.

2. A circle is inscribed in an equilateral triangle of side a. Find the area of the square inscribed in this circle.

3. Find the general value of θ satisfying the equation
tan[sup]2[/sup]θ + sec2θ = 1.

4. Solve the equation
sin x - 3sin 2x + sin 3x = cos x - 3cos 2x + cos 3x.

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

Offline

## #2 2009-03-15 00:43:26

Jai Ganesh
Administrator
Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 47,798

### Re: Level of Difficulty - III Questions.

5. Find the area bounded by the curve x[sup]2[/sup]=4y and the
straight line x = 4y - 2.

6. If a, b, c are the three sides of a triangle and C = 60°, prove that

7. If a>0, b>0, and c>0, prove that

.

8.Find the equations of straight lines passing through (-2, -7) and having an interept of length 3 between the striaght lines
4x+3y = 12 and 4x+3y = 3.

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

Offline

## #3 2009-03-15 04:42:32

JaneFairfax
Member
Registered: 2007-02-23
Posts: 6,868

Offline

## #4 2009-03-15 06:13:59

Jai Ganesh
Administrator
Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 47,798

### Re: Level of Difficulty - III Questions.

Answer to 7:-
Correct, JaneFairfax!

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

Offline

## #5 2009-03-16 03:06:18

Jai Ganesh
Administrator
Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 47,798

### Re: Level of Difficulty - III Questions.

9. For what values of m does the system of equations
3x + my = m and
2x - 5y = 20
have solutions satisfying the condtions x>0, y>0?

10. Let -1 ≤  p ≤  1. Show that the equation 4x[sup]3[/sup] - 3x - p = 0 has a unique root in the interval [½, 1] and identify it.

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

Offline

## #6 2009-04-13 06:25:37

bobbym
bumpkin
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,606

### Re: Level of Difficulty - III Questions.

Hi Ganesh;
For #9

Solve for x and y in terms of m to understand how x and y behave when m varies:

After a lot of algebraic thrashing and some trial and error:

These values of m satisfy the constraints x>0 and y>0

Last edited by bobbym (2009-04-13 06:38:13)

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

Offline

## #7 2009-04-20 15:35:26

bitus
Member
Registered: 2008-10-12
Posts: 20

### Re: Level of Difficulty - III Questions.

#1: tan(A/2) +tan(C/2) = (2/3)cot(B/2)

#4: x=pi/8 or 3pi/8

Offline

## #8 2009-04-20 16:56:34

bitus
Member
Registered: 2008-10-12
Posts: 20

### Re: Level of Difficulty - III Questions.

#6 : cosC=1/2⇒b² -(b/2)²=c² -(a-b/2)² ⇒ab=a²+b²-c² ⇒3ab=(a+b)² -c²=(a+b+c)(a+b-c)=(a+b+c)(a+b+c-2c)=
(a+b+c)²-2c(a+b+c)⇒3ab+2c(a+b+c)=(a+b+c)²⇒3ab+3c(a+b+c)=(a+b+c)²+c(a+b+c)⇒
3(a+c)(b+c)=(a+b+c)(b+c+a+c)⇒[(b+c)+(a+c)]/(a+c)(b+c)=3/(a+b+c)⇒1/(a+c)+1/(b+c)=
3/(a+b+c).

Offline

## #9 2009-04-20 22:44:35

bobbym
bumpkin
From: Bumpkinland
Registered: 2009-04-12
Posts: 109,606

### Re: Level of Difficulty - III Questions.

Hi bitus,

For #4 I think you mean

doesn't work when I plug it in.

In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
If it ain't broke, fix it until it is.
Always satisfy the Prime Directive of getting the right answer above all else.

Offline

## #10 2010-05-16 19:26:06

BO
Member
Registered: 2010-05-16
Posts: 9

### Re: Level of Difficulty - III Questions.

1.from sine rule we get sinA+sinC=2sinB, or cos([A-C]/2)=2cos(B/2)
tan(A/2)+tan(c/2)=cos(B/2)/[cos (A/2) cos (C/2)]=2cos(B/2)/[sin(B/2)+2cos(B/2)]=2/[1+cot (B/2)]

2.the radius of the circle=a*tan30=a/3
Then the diameter of the square=2a/3
area=(2a/3 sin45)^2=a^2/9

Last edited by BO (2010-05-16 19:32:48)

Offline

## #11 2010-05-16 19:40:23

BO
Member
Registered: 2010-05-16
Posts: 9

3. tan θ=1/2

Offline

## #12 2010-05-21 03:03:22

irspow
Member
Registered: 2005-11-24
Posts: 1,055

### Re: Level of Difficulty - III Questions.

Last edited by irspow (2010-05-21 03:04:34)

I am at an age where I have forgotten more than I remember, but I still pretend to know it all.

Offline

## #13 2010-05-22 00:34:14

Jai Ganesh
Administrator
Registered: 2005-06-28
Posts: 47,798

### Re: Level of Difficulty - III Questions.

Well done,
irspow!!!

It appears to me that if one wants to make progress in mathematics, one should study the masters and not the pupils. - Niels Henrik Abel.

Nothing is better than reading and gaining more and more knowledge - Stephen William Hawking.

Offline

## Board footer

Powered by FluxBB