Hello, joatmon!
Your algebra/trig is off . . .
We have: .
We want: .
Hence: .
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I know from graphing this that there are 6 vertical tangents to the following curve, but I can only determine two of them:
Clearly, , so I have to find the points at which this value is equal to zero. As I see it, this happens at each multiple of .
As I plug multiples of into the original equation, I get back either (1,0) or (-1,0), so I know that these points are have vertical tangents. But, I can see from the graph that there are vertical tangents at each multiple of rather than simply .
Obviously, I am doing something wrong, but I don't know what. Isn't the idea to simply look at where ? What am I missing?
Thanks!