Trigonometry Examples

Factor the left side of the equation.
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Factor out of .
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Factor out of .
Factor out of .
Factor out of .
Replace the left side with the factored expression.
If any individual factor on the left side of the equation is equal to , the entire expression will be equal to .
Set the first factor equal to and solve.
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Set the first factor equal to .
Take the inverse sine of both sides of the equation to extract from inside the sine.
The exact value of is .
The sine function is positive in the first and second quadrants. To find the second solution, subtract the reference angle from to find the solution in the second quadrant.
Subtract from .
Find the period.
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The period of the function can be calculated using .
Replace with in the formula for period.
Solve the equation.
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The absolute value is the distance between a number and zero. The distance between and is .
Divide by .
The period of the function is so values will repeat every radians in both directions.
, for any integer
Consolidate the answers.
, for any integer
, for any integer
Set the next factor equal to and solve.
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Set the next factor equal to .
Add to both sides of the equation.
Divide each term by and simplify.
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Divide each term in by .
Reduce the expression by cancelling the common factors.
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Cancel the common factor.
Divide by .
Take the inverse sine of both sides of the equation to extract from inside the sine.
The exact value of is .
The sine function is positive in the first and second quadrants. To find the second solution, subtract the reference angle from to find the solution in the second quadrant.
Simplify .
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To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .
Write each expression with a common denominator of , by multiplying each by an appropriate factor of .
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Combine.
Multiply by .
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
Simplify the numerator.
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Move to the left of the expression .
Multiply by .
Subtract from .
Find the period.
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The period of the function can be calculated using .
Replace with in the formula for period.
Solve the equation.
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The absolute value is the distance between a number and zero. The distance between and is .
Divide by .
The period of the function is so values will repeat every radians in both directions.
, for any integer
, for any integer
The final solution is all the values that make true.
, for any integer
Exclude the solutions that do not make true.
, for any integer
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