Originally Posted by
furor celtica Solve the following equation of A, giving solutions in the 0<A<360 inclusive (i don't know how to make the 'or equal to' sign):
sin2A - (sqrt3)(cos2A) =0
So I did it like this
Taking B=2A
sinB - (sqrt3)(sqrt(1-(sinB)^2)) = 0 (because cosB = sqrt(1-(sinB)^2)
sinB=sqrt(3-3(sinB)^2)
(sinB)^2=3-3(sinB)^2
4(sinB)^2=3
sinB=(plus or minus)sqrt3/2
from this I get the results A=30, 60, 120, 150, 210, 240, 300, 330
However, only 30, 120, 210 and 300 are correct.
Why is this?