what is the general solution to

sinX/2 = (sqareroot)3/2

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- May 26th 2005, 03:13 PMkelseywhat are general solutions?
what is the general solution to

sinX/2 = (sqareroot)3/2 - May 26th 2005, 03:19 PMMathGuruwhat is a general solution . . .
since sin(as well as cos and tan) is an oscillating function their are an infinite number of solution to this kind of problem. Take for example sin(x) = 0

sin(0) = 0

sin(180) = 0

sin(360) = 0

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sin(180n) = 0 where n is an integer

Hope that clears up what a general solution is. - May 26th 2005, 10:40 PMpaultwang
Just a reminder, 180 is in degrees.

Also, Kelsey,**please**be clear on your math expressions. "(squareroot)3/2" can mean $\displaystyle \frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}$ (which is widely accepted since powers/roots precede multiplications/divisions) or $\displaystyle \sqrt{\frac{3}{2}}$. "sinX/2" can mean $\displaystyle sin\,\frac{X}{2}$ or $\displaystyle \frac{sin\,X}{2}$ - May 27th 2005, 05:48 AMkelseythanks
i will try to remeber those