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find  what values of x  accomplishes:sin (pi cos^2 x) + sin (`pi` sin^2 x) = 1

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oldnick | Valedictorian

Posted April 6, 2013 at 1:28 PM via web

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find  what values of x  accomplishes:

sin (pi cos^2 x) + sin (`pi` sin^2 x) = 1

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pramodpandey | College Teacher | Valedictorian

Posted April 6, 2013 at 1:49 PM (Answer #1)

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Let `cos^2x=y`  , so    `sin^2x=1-y`

thus question

`sin(pi.cos^2(x))+sin(pi.sin^2(x))=1`  ,reduces to

`sin(pi.y)+sin(pi.(1-y))=1`

`sin(pi.y)+sin(pi-pi.y)=1`

`sin(pi.y)+sin(pi.y)=1`

`2sin(pi.y)=1`

`sin(pi.y)=1/2`

`sin(pi.y)=sin(pi/6)`

`pi.y=2npi+(-1)^n(pi/6)`

`y=2n+(-1)^n(1/6)`

`` where n is an integer ,let n=o

y=`1/6`

thus

`cos^2(x)=1/6`

`cos(x)=+-sqrt(1/6)` 

x=cos^(-1)(sqrt(1/6))

`x=cos^(-1)(sqrt(1/6))`

`x=69.91 `

We have taken positive only due to inverse restriction.

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oldnick | Valedictorian

Posted April 6, 2013 at 9:50 PM (Answer #2)

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Would it go better:

sin(`pi` cos^2 x) + sin(`pi` sin^2 x)=
=2 sin (`pi` /2)  cos(`pi` cos2x)   (formula Prosthaphaeresis)

so:  2 cos(`pi` cos2x)=1     cos( `pi` cos2x)= 1/2

`pi` cos 2x =`pi` /3            `pi` cos 2x= 5`pi` /6

   cos2x = 1/3               cos2x = 5/6


x = 40° 12' 10''          x = 33°33'26''   ?

 


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