# Thread: Solving sin(pi/3-2x) = sin(x-pi/6)

1. ## Solving sin(pi/3-2x) = sin(x-pi/6)

Hi!

Having problems getting correct answers for the equation
$sin(pi/3-2x) = sin(x-pi/6)$

Could someone help and point me to the right direction with this one ?

Thanks!

2. Hello thex10

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Originally Posted by thex10
Hi!

Having problems getting correct answers for the equation
$sin(pi/3-2x) = sin(x-pi/6)$

Could someone help and point me to the right direction with this one ?

Thanks!
The general solution of the equation:
$\sin A = \sin B$
is:
$A = n\pi + (-1)^nB, n = 0 , \pm 1, \pm 2, ...$
So for instance,
When $n = 0,\; A = B$

When $n = 1,\; A = \pi - B$

When $n = 2,\; A = 2\pi + B$

... and so on

So to solve the equation
$\sin(\pi/3-2x) = \sin(x-\pi/6)$
you first write down the general solution, as above, where
$A = \pi/3 - 2x$
and
$B = x - \pi/6$
which is:
$\pi/3 - 2x =n\pi +(-1)^n(x - \pi/6)$
and then see what happens when you take particular values for $n$.

Can you continue from here?