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**ipatch** Allright, moving along on the problems that I am working on, I have come across this:

Q: Simplify as completely as possible.

sin(π/3) //that is "pi" divided by 3 just in case the "pi" symbol isn't clear.

So I am suppose to let π = 180˚ then divide by 3 thus giving me 60˚

So I end up with sin(60˚) ?

The book I am using mentioned how I can input this type of trigonometric function by entering it into a calculator.

$\displaystyle pi$

So I put (sin(π/3)) in the calculator and it gave me aprox. = .866025

Any suggestions?

Ohh how can I get the "pi" symbol using the math bracket code? I tried "p" and "i" encapsulated in math brackets but neither of those gave me the "pi" symbol.

cheers.