The equation for the angle formed by a rhythmically moving object, y, is given below, where t is time (in seconds):
y = (1/6)(sin( ((5)(pi)(t)) / (4) )
# or "(1/6)(sin( (5 times pi times t) divided by (4))
(a) Solve the equation for t.
(b) At what time(s) does the object form an angle of 0.1 radian?
So, the first part of the problem that I do not understand is how to solve for t when there are 2 variables. Without knowing how to solve for t, I do not know how to complete the second part of the problem.
Solve each triangle ABC that exists. Angles in DMS (Degrees Minutes Seconds).
C = 29(DEG)50(MINUTES), a = 8.61, c = 5.21
Just some additional info to clear up some possible confusion: The lower case letters 'a' and 'c' represent triangle sides, while upper case 'C' represents the angle C across from side 'c'.
I can get as far as finding that there are 2 triangles (ambiguous case), but I am stuck at that point.
Your help would be VERY greatly appreciated, thank you all in advance.
I don't see how you are getting that. The problem states "The equation for the angle formed by a rhythmically moving object, y, is given below"
Let y = 0.1 rad
# y never changes, it is never reassigned.
arcsin((6)(.1)) != 0.1 rad
It looks like you're trying to say that arcsin((6)(y)) = y
if y = 0.1, how can y = arcsin((6)(y)) ?