the number of solution of 2^(cos x)=abs(sin x) in (0,pi) is

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- Jun 2nd 2011, 10:07 AMayushdadhwalnumber of solution
the number of solution of 2^(cos x)=abs(sin x) in (0,pi) is

- Jun 2nd 2011, 10:52 AMTheEmptySet
If you take the log of both sides of the equation you get

The sine function from zero to Pi over 2 goes from zero to 1 and is increasing on that interval. The graph is symmetric over the line x=PI/2.

This tells us that

increase from negative infinity to zero at x=Pi/2 and then decreases from 0 to negative infinite at Pi.

the function

has one zero at x =Pi/2 and decreases from ln(2) to negative ln(2) on the interval.

So this has one solution when x=Pi/2. Since both functions are monotone decreasing on Pi/2 Pi and

They will cross exactly one more time in the inteval