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    what are general solutions?

    what is the general solution to

    sinX/2 = (sqareroot)3/2
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    what 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.
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    Just a reminder, 180 is in degrees.

    Also, Kelsey, please be clear on your math expressions. "(squareroot)3/2" can mean \frac{\sqrt{3}}{2} (which is widely accepted since powers/roots precede multiplications/divisions) or \sqrt{\frac{3}{2}}. "sinX/2" can mean sin\,\frac{X}{2} or \frac{sin\,X}{2}
    Last edited by paultwang; May 26th 2005 at 11:45 PM.
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    Smile thanks

    i will try to remeber those
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