Given dat sin (5x-28)'=cos (3x-50)' 0 <x <90; find d value of x
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asked Sep 13, 2017 in Trigonometry Answers by Paul Vincent (200 points)
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cos(3x-50)=sin(90-(3x-50))=sin(140-3x); so 5x-28=140-3x; 8x=168, x=21°.

Also: sin(5x-28)=sin(180-(5x-28))=sin(208-5x); so 208-5x=140-3x; 2x=68, x=34°.


3x-50=63-50=13; 5x-28=105-28=77; sin77=cos13 because 77+13=90.

3x-50=102-50=52; 5x-28=170-28=142; sin142=cos52=sin38 because 180-38=142.

Three solutions: x=21°, 34° and 66°, because sin(5x-28)=sin302 and cos(3x-50)=cos148=sin(90+58).

The graph of sin(5x-28)-cos(3x-50) crosses the x-axis at three points between x=0 and x=90: x=21, 34, 66. These are the three solutions for x. We can therefore be sure we have found all the solutions.

answered Sep 13, 2017 by Rod Top Rated User (552,540 points)

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