# `y = 2sin(5x)` Find the period and the amplitude

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This would be an example of what's called a sinusoidal function. The general form for that is:

y = A*sin(Bt-C)+D

Where A --> amplitude

B --> period = 2*pi/B

C --> phase shift = C/B

D --> vertical shift

So, simply matching the numbers up, the amplitude would be 2. And, the period would be 2*pi/5 = 0.4*pi.

As this question has been posted in the Maths section, I am assuming that it is not related to Simple Harmonic Motion.

If a function f(x) has a period = t, then the function n*f(kx) has a period = t/k

We know that the function f(x) = sin(x) has a period = 2*pi. Thus the function f(x) = 2sin(5x) will have a period = **(2/5)*pi**.

The maximum value of sin(5x) is 1 and the mean value is 0. Thus the amplitude of y=2sin(5x) is equal to **2**.

Refer to the graph attached for better understanding.

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