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    All solutions for trig equation

    Find all solutions for each of the following in ther given intervals:

    (a) tan^2(x) = 3,~ -2\pi<x\le\pi

    (b) sin^2(x) = \frac{1}{2},~ \frac{\pi}{2}\le x\le2\pi

    (a)

    tan(x) = \sqrt3

    Do I find only the values that are positive \sqrt{3} in the given interval? i.e., \frac{\pi}{3}, -\frac{2\pi}{3}, -\frac{5\pi}{3} or do I just find every value where tan(x) = \sqrt3 ?, i.e, 60, 180-60, -60, -180-(-60), -180+(-60), -360-(-60)

    (b)

    same deal accept with \frac{\pi}{4}
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    Re: All solutions for trig equation

    Quote Originally Posted by terrorsquid View Post
    Find all solutions for each of the following in ther given intervals:

    (a) tan^2(x) = 3,~ -2\pi<x\le\pi

    (b) sin^2(x) = \frac{1}{2},~ \frac{\pi}{2}\le x\le2\pi

    (a)

    tan(x) = \sqrt3

    Do I find only the values that are positive \sqrt{3} in the given interval? i.e., \frac{\pi}{3}, -\frac{2\pi}{3}, -\frac{5\pi}{3} or do I just find every value where tan(x) = \sqrt3 ?, i.e, 60, 180-60, -60, -180-(-60), -180+(-60), -360-(-60)

    (b)

    same deal accept with \frac{\pi}{4}
    Well first of all \displaystyle \tan^2{x} = 3 \implies \tan{x} = \pm \sqrt{3} , not \displaystyle \sqrt{3}...
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    Re: All solutions for trig equation

    ah ok, thanks. So it is everything.
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