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    Couple more trig questions.

    A)Could someone briefly explain to me what the general solution to a trig equation is and how to find it?

    ex: sin(x/2)=SqRt(3)/2

    I have a couple of these questions and have no idea how to solve for them.

    B)"The Sun rises at 9:17 on December 21 and at 4:35 on June 22. There is no Daylight savings time, so the time the sun rises on any other date can be predicted from a sinusiodal graph with a period of 365 days. Write a sinusiodial equation that relates the time the sun rises to the day of the year"

    I can't seem to wrap my head around this one because it's worded, someone care to help me with it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blahdkm View Post
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    B)"The Sun rises at 9:17 on December 21 and at 4:35 on June 22. There is no Daylight savings time, so the time the sun rises on any other date can be predicted from a sinusiodal graph with a period of 365 days. Write a sinusiodial equation that relates the time the sun rises to the day of the year"

    I can't seem to wrap my head around this one because it's worded, someone care to help me with it?
    NOTE: the rise/set times of the sun are NOT EXACTLY sinusiodial, however a few minutes error is not going to hurt here.

    Not intending to seem rough, but first:
    Can you plot a simple sine wave?
    If yes, then I'll omit the petty pedantics.
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