Trigonometric functions (both geometric and circular), relationships between lengths and angles in triangles, and other topics relating to measuring triangles.

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Showing that $\left (\frac{\sin x}{x} \right )^3\geq \cos^{2}x$

Show that $$\left (\frac{\sin x}{x} \right )^3\geq \cos^{2}x,\forall x\in \left ( 0;\frac\pi2 \right )$$ Firstly, I had use the differentiation of $f(x)=\left (\frac{\sin x}{x} \right )^3- ...
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Epsilon-Delta Limit for Trigonometric Function

I'm studying an Epsilon-Delta proof for a trigonometric function: $$\lim_{x \to 1/9} \sin(x) = \sin(1/9)$$ This is the procedure from my (Italian) book: $$−\epsilon < \sin(x) − \sin(1/9) < ...
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Prove that $\sin\theta_1.\sin\theta_2.\sin\theta_3=\frac{r^2_1}{16R^2}$

If $2\theta_1,2\theta_2,2\theta_3$ are the angles subtended by the circle escribed to the side $a$(opposite to vertex $A$) of a triangle at the centers of the inscribed triangle and the other two ...
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Finding cubed roots of complex number

Is this correct? $a^3 =r^3e^{i3\theta}= 5\sqrt{5}e^{i\arctan(11/2)}$ $$\implies r=\sqrt{5}, 3\theta = \arctan(11/2)+2\pi n,n\in\Bbb Z$$ $$\theta = \frac{\arctan(11/2)+2\pi n}{3}$$ $$\theta = ...
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$4\sin^2\frac{\theta}{2}.S=(n+1)\sin n\theta-n \sin (n+1)\theta$, and $4\sin^2\frac{\theta}{2}.C=-1+(n+1)\cos n\theta-n \cos (n+1)\theta$

If $S\equiv \sin\theta+2\sin2\theta+3\sin3\theta+......+n\sin n\theta$ and $C\equiv \cos\theta+2\cos2\theta+3\cos3\theta+......+n\cos n\theta$,prove that $4\sin^2\frac{\theta}{2}.S=(n+1)\sin ...
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can you illustrate this problem please? [on hold]

2 forest rangers observed a camp fire in the directions S60W and S66E from their stations. If the 2nd ranger was 2.76 miles due west of the 1st, which is the closer to the fire and how much closer is ...
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ASTC: Finding exact values of trigonometric functions

Our teacher showed us this really dodgy way of finding exact values by drawing up the 4 ASTC (all stations to central diagram) quadrants and making a right angle to the x axis. So how would I do a ...
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Prove $\sin^2(\theta)+\cos^4(\theta)=\cos^2(\theta)+\sin^4(\theta)$

Prove $\sin^2(\theta)+\cos^4(\theta)=\cos^2(\theta)+\sin^4(\theta)$. I only know how to solve using factoring and the basic trig identities, I do not know reduction or anything of the sort, please ...
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The Rhombohedron

I am trying to model a rhombohedron (using Blender) as a first pass to building Dürer's solid so I am trying to calculate the (x,y,z) values for a given side length 'a' and angle 'theta' (starting ...
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Prove $\cos(\sin x)>\sin(\cos x)$ [duplicate]

Prove that $\cos( \sin x)>\sin(\cos x), \forall x\in\mathbb{R}$. I have thought that we should consider their difference and show it is positive for all x, so: Let $$A=\cos\sin x-\sin\cos ...
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Find the parameter a of function $y = 2\sin(\frac{\pi}{4}x+a)$ [on hold]

Find the parameter a of the function $y = 2\sin(\frac{\pi}{4}x+a)$ so that the corresponding trigonometric function would be even, and the value at point $x = 0$ positive. What is the fundamental ...
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Get coordinates to rotate a path around a circle JS (d3.js)

I'm trying to use the formula from this question Calculating the coordinates of a point on a circles circumference from the radius, an origin and the arc between the points to rotate a line around 180 ...
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trying to solve $\sqrt{\cos(x)-2\cos(2x)}+\sqrt{2}\cos(2x)=0$

The equation is $$\sqrt{\cos(x)-2\cos(2x)}+\sqrt{2}\cos(2x)=0$$ The system is $$ \begin{cases} \cos(x)-2\cos(2x)=2\cos^2(2x) \\ -\sqrt{2}\cos(2x)\ge 0 \iff \cos(2x)\le 0 \end{cases} $$ The ...
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Find period of $y=\sin\frac1x$

Find period of $$y=\sin\frac1x$$ We knew that function $y=\sin x$ has period $2\pi$, $y=\sin2x$ has period $\pi$. And $y=\sin \frac1x$ has period $2\pi$, but when I see its graph, I think I was ...
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Periodic function without trigonometry and complex numbers [on hold]

Can I get a periodic function without using trigonometric functions or complex numbers?
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Exercise about factorization

I've just started a new year at school, and I learned these formulas: $\sin x = \frac{e^{ix} - e^{-ix}}{2i}$ and $\cos x = \frac{e^{ix} + e^{-ix}}{2}$ We used them in class to do some factorization ...
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Trigonometric equation $\sin v = -1/\sqrt{2}$

I'm trying to solve the following: $$\sin(v) = -\frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}$$ My attempt: $$-\sin(v) = \frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}$$ $$\sin(-v) = \frac{1}{\sqrt{2}}$$ $$v_1 = -\frac{\pi}{4} - 2\pi n $$ $$v_2 = ...
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Triangular Identity. [on hold]

I have an equation $f(x)=5x+2$.I know the slope is 5 and I take the $5^2$ which is 25. I add $25+1=26$ and take the inverse of 26 which is$\frac{1}{26}$ and subtract it from 1, which is the ...
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Verification of an indefinite integral with trigonometric functions [on hold]

I was making this integral $\int \frac{dx}{\sin(x) + \cos(2x)}$ and i end up with this result: $\frac {2}{\sqrt3}\ln({\frac{\tan(x/2) + 2 -\sqrt3}{\tan(x/2) + 2 +\sqrt3}})\ - \frac ...
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Iterated circumcenters - proving collinearity and establishing distance ratios

Let $P_0, P_1, P_2$ be three points on the circumference of a circle with radius $1$, where $P_1P_2 = t < 2$. For each $i \ge 3$, define $P_i$ to be the centre of the circumcircle of $\triangle ...
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Trying to solve $\sqrt{7-4\sqrt2 \sin x}=2\cos(x)-\sqrt2 \tan(x)$

The equation is $$\sqrt{7-4\sqrt2 \sin x}=2\cos(x)-\sqrt2 \tan(x)$$ We get the system $$ \begin{cases} 7-4\sqrt 2 \sin(x)=4\cos^2(x)-2\sqrt2\cos(x)\tan(x)+2\tan^2(x) \\ 2\cos(x)-\sqrt2 \tan(x)\ge 0 ...
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Resolve $A=\cos{(\pi/7)}+\cos{(3\pi/7)}+\cos{(5\pi/7)}$ using $u=A+iB$

With these two sums: $$A=\cos(\pi/7)+\cos(3\pi/7)+\cos(5\pi/7)$$ $$B=\sin(\pi/7)+\sin(3\pi/7)+\sin(5\pi/7)$$ How to find the explicit value of $A$ using: $u=A+iB$ the sum of $n$ terms in a ...
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TRIGONOMETRICAL IDENTITIES [on hold]

Prove that 4sinAsin(60+A)sin(60-A)=sin3A
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Get the largest rectangle in a quadrilateral

So I have coordinates for a few shapes with 4 sides of varying angles. I need to find the largest rectangle in them, even if the rectangle is rotated. Is there an algorithm for this? In the example ...
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If limit of $ \lim_{x\to0}(\frac{sin2x}{x^3} + \frac{a}{x^2} + b) $ is zero, then find a+b? [on hold]

If limit is zero: $$ \lim_{x\to0}\left(\frac{\sin 2x}{x^3} + \frac{a}{x^2} + b\right) = 0 $$ then find $ a+b=? $ please help me to solve this question, thanks.
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the double angle identities-sin2A

I have a question that asks: Express each of the following in the form $a\sin bA$. The first part of the question asks me to do this for $a) 6\sin A\cos A$ The answer they give is $3\sin 2A$, but I ...
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Trying to solve the trig equation $\sqrt{3+4\cos^2(x)}=\frac{\sin(x)}{\sqrt 3}+3\cos(x)$

The equation is $$\sqrt{3+4\cos^2(x)}=\frac{\sin(x)}{\sqrt 3}+3\cos(x)$$ My solution goes like this $$ \begin{cases} 3+4\cos^2(x)=\frac{\sin^2(x)}{3}+\frac{6}{\sqrt 3}\sin(x)\cos(x)+9\cos^2(x) \\ ...
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I need help with this trigonometric integral [on hold]

I dont know how to do this integral $\int \dfrac{dx}{\sin(x) + \cos(2x)}$ i have tried the fundamental trigonometryc identity $(\sin x)^2 + (\cos x)^2 = 1$ but that does not work out the way i ...
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Getting two different sets of results for $\sqrt{17+7\sin(2x)}=3\sin(x)+5\cos(x)$

The equation is $$\sqrt{17+7\sin(2x)}=3\sin(x)+5\cos(x)$$ My solution is, first, to define a system: $$ \begin{cases} 17+7\sin(2x)=(3\sin(x)+5\cos(x))^2 \\ 3\sin(x)+5\cos(x)\ge 0 \end{cases} $$ ...
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Solving Trigonometric Equations? [on hold]

I was just wondering if there was any way to solve #4(d,e,f) by hand without using a graphing calculator?
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Has anyone ever explored $(\sin{x})^x$ , $(\cos{x})^x$, etc?

I've come across a problem that involves something very close to: $$\int(\cos{x})^xdx$$ and I have no clue as to how to proceed with any kind of analysis for this type of equation. It occurred to me ...
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get rectangle size out of 2 corners and rotation [on hold]

okay so i have two corners top Left corner, bottom Right corner and rotation of the rectangle which is rotated from its center.I need to find out the size of the rectangle. I guess that I should get ...
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How can the trigonometric equation be proven?

This question : Whats the size of the X angle? has the answer $10°$. This follows from the equation $$2\sin(80°)=\frac{\sin(60°)}{\sin(100°)}\times \frac{\sin(50°)}{\sin(20°)}$$ which is indeed ...
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How to calculate the tangent of x?

I've looked it up of course and got $\tan(x) = \cos(x)/\sin(x)$. For example $\tan(60) = \cos(60)/\sin(60)$ I get $0.32004$ but when I use a calculator I get $1.7320508075688772935274463415059$? Is ...
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Reduction formulae in definite integration

$$I_n = \int_0^{\pi}\frac{\sin^2(nx)}{\sin^2(x)}dx $$ Find relation between $I_n$, $I_{n+1}$ and $I_{n+2}$ I tried integration by parts by taking $\sin^2(nx)$ as the first function, but reached ...
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Prove that $\cos \arctan 1/2 = 2/\sqrt{5}$

How can we prove the following? $$\cos \left( \arctan \left( \frac{1}{2}\right) \right) =\frac{2}{\sqrt{5}}$$
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Trying to solve $\sqrt{2\cos^2(x)-\sqrt{3}}+\sqrt2 \sin(x)=0$

The equation is $$\sqrt{2\cos^2(x)-\sqrt{3}}+\sqrt2 \sin(x)=0$$ I solve it thus: $$ \begin{cases} 2\cos^2(x)-\sqrt3=2\sin^2(x) \\ -\sqrt2 \sin(x)\ge 0 \iff \sin(x)\le 0 \end{cases} $$ The first ...
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Right triangle trigonometry help?

I've got a right triangle where I know the slope of side $c$ based on the two points $(-150,200)$ and $(0,0)$. Also I know the length of side $a$. I was wondering based on these two known factors how ...
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prove the given question [on hold]

Prove that $\sec(2 \alpha)\cos(45^{\circ}-\alpha)\sin(45^{\circ}+\alpha) = \dfrac{1}{2}$.
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trying to grasp disphenoid tetrahedral honeycomb, what are the dihedral angles?

What are the dihedral angles in a disphenoid with four identical triangles, each having one edge of length $2$ and two edges of length $\sqrt{3}$? Tried to look it up, but couldn't find it...
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Find min of $M=\frac{1}{2+\cos2A}+\frac{1}{2+\cos2B}+\frac{1}{2-\cos2C}$

Find min of $$M=\frac{1}{2+\cos2A}+\frac{1}{2+\cos2B}+\frac{1}{2-\cos2C}$$, where $A, B, C$ are three angle of triangle $ABC$ Using Cauchy-Schwarz, we obtain: \begin{align*} M &= ...
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Intersection of angular ray with circle

I have a geometric/trigonometric problem. I will include a diagram but I know images are not ideal so I will do my best to describe the figure as well. Sorry for the Paint diagram. The angle corner ...
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Resolving $x^5=i$ using algebra and trigonometry, prove that [on hold]

Resolving $x^5=i$ using algebra and trigonometry, prove that $\cos( 18^{\circ})=\frac{\sqrt{5+2\sqrt{5}}}{\sqrt[5]{176+80\sqrt{5}}})$ $\sin( 18^{\circ})=\frac{1}{\sqrt[5]{176+80\sqrt{5}}})$
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Can $ \tan^2 \theta \sin^2 \theta$ be written as $ \sin^2 \theta \tan^2 \theta$? [on hold]

Is the following expression valid? $$ \tan^2 \theta \sin^2 \theta = \sin^2 \theta \tan^2 \theta$$
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Sum of arctans of trignometric expressions

Let $s_k=\sin\frac{2\pi(4k+1)}{4n}$ and $c_k=\cos\frac{2\pi(4k+1)}{4n}$ for some positive integer $n$. If $n=2007$ and $x=3$ , find $\tan \sum_{k=0}^{n-1} \arctan(\frac{s_k}{x-c_k})$ I tried using ...
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Rotated parabola 2d vertex

I'm implementing an application where I need to get the vertex of a parabola, the parabola might be tilted; so it can have an angle with the x-axis not necessarily vertical or horizontal. Can I get ...
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Will $x=0$ satisfy the equation $\sqrt{\tan(3x)}=\sqrt{-\tan(x)}$?

The equation is $$\sqrt{\tan(3x)}=\sqrt{-\tan(x)}$$ And the one condition set for the solution is that $x$ should fall within this range: $0\le x < \pi$ The solution process boils down to $$ ...
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Prove that $\int_0^1 \frac{1}{1+\ln^2 x}\,dx = \int_1^\infty \frac{\sin(x-1)}{x}\,dx $

I've found the following identity. $$\int_0^1 \frac{1}{1+\ln^2 x}\,dx = \int_1^\infty \frac{\sin(x-1)}{x}\,dx $$ I could verify it by using CAS, and calculate the integrals in term of ...
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Maximum of $\cos \alpha_{1}\cdot \cos \alpha_{2}\cdot \cos \alpha_{3}…\cos \alpha_{n}.$

Maximum value of $\cos \alpha_{1}\cdot \cos \alpha_{2}\cdot \cos \alpha_{3}\cdot \cos \alpha_{4}....\cos \alpha_{n}.$ If it is given that $\cot \alpha_{1}\cdot \cot \alpha_{2}\cdot \cot ...
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Epsilon-Delta Limit Proof: Arccos(x) Inequalitiy

I'm studying a Calculus proof using notes (proving that $\lim_{x \to 1} \cos(x) = \cos(1)$ from the definition of limit). The text says that we get from: $\cos(1) −\epsilon < \cos(x) < ...