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Posted by **mysterychicken** on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 2:52pm.

1. Solve sin2xcos2x = 4sin2x on the interval [0, 2pi]

0, pi, 2pi?

2. Exact value of sin(pi/12) - sin(5pi/12)

root3/4?

3. Using factorial notation, 0! = 1

False?

4. Find the area of the following triangle. a=4.8inches, b=6.3inches, c=7.5inches. Round answer to nearest tenth

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**mysterychicken**, Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 2:54pmarea is 1/2bh...so can I make any side the base/height?

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**Steve**, Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 3:53pm#1

sin2xcos2x = 4sin2x

sin2x(cos2x-4) = 0

sin2x = 0 or cos2x = 4

so, 2x = 0,π,2π,3π,4π

x = 0,π/2,π,3π/2,2π

naturally, cos2x=4 has no solutions.

Again, you found solutions for__2x__in [0,2π], but you want all values for**x in [0,2π]**

#2 Since sin u − sin v = 2 sin(½(u−v)) cos(½(u+v)),

sin(pi/12) - sin(5pi/12)

Using the half-angle formula,

= √((1 - cos pi/6)/2)-√((1 + cos pi/6)/2)

= 1/√2 (√(1-√3/2)-√(1+√3/2))

= 1/√2 (√((2-√3)/2) - √((2+√3)/2))

= 1/√2 (1/2) (√(4-2√3)-√(4+2√3))

= 1/2√2 ((√3-1)-(√3+1))

= 1/2√2 (-2)

= -1/√2

Or, using the sum/difference formulas,

sin u − sin v = 2 sin(½(u−v)) cos(½(u+v))

sin(pi/12) - sin(5pi/12)

2sin(-pi/6)cos(pi/4)

= 2(-1/2)(1/√2)

= -1/√2

#3 True. It is defined that way.

4. yes, any side can be the base.

so how do you get the height?

You might consider Heron's formula.

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**mysterychicken**, Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 3:59pmI asked my teacher for answer choices for #2 and she said -root2/2, root2/2, or -root3/4...

you said -1root2

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**Steve**, Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 4:23pmas you surely know by now

1/√2 = 1/√2 * √2/√2 = √2/2

c'mon, man.

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**mysterychicken**, Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 4:49pmGotcha!

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**mysterychicken**, Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 5:00pmI get 15.03 for the area...is that correct?

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**Steve**, Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 5:11pmLooks good to me.

Did you crank that out manually? I wen to

wolframalpha.com and typed in

√(s(s-a)(s-b)(s-c)) where a=4.8 and b=6.3 and c=7.5 and s=(a+b+c)/2

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**mysterychicken**, Thursday, June 6, 2013 at 5:21pmYes I got the formula and plugged the values in :)

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