Use a graphing calculator to solve the equation -3 cost= 1 in the interval from . Round to the nearest hundredth.

QUESTION POSTED AT 02/06/2020 - 01:33 AM

Answered by admin AT 02/06/2020 - 01:33 AM

In place of t, or theta, I'm going to utilize x instead. So the equation is -3*cos(x) = 1. Get everything to one side and we have -3*cos(x)-1 = 0

Let f(x) = -3*cos(x)-1. The goal is to find the root of f(x) in the interval [0, 2pi]

I'm using the program GeoGebra to get the task done of finding the roots. In this case, there are 2 roots and they are marked by the points A and B in the attachment shown

A = (1.91, 0)
B = (4.37, 0)

So the two solutions for theta are
theta = 1.91 radians
theta = 4.37 radians
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