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1. ### Where cos(x) intersects sin(x)

we know that cos(x) intersects sin(x) in the interval 0< x< pi/2... but how can i find (x,y) points of this intersection? (without plotting and estimating based of the resultant graph)
2. ### Solving x3-x-2 for the X-Axis: Newton's Method

it says give your answer "accurate to three decimal places" that is what I am unsure about... that sounds like i can just do one repetition and write the answer to 3 decimal places.. but that sounds too easy (its for my finals, it should be harder i think)

thanks
4. ### Solving x3-x-2 for the X-Axis: Newton's Method

I had a look but still couldn't figure it out ...it wants the solution to 3 decimal places..
5. ### Solving x3-x-2 for the X-Axis: Newton's Method

Homework Statement using Newtons method with an initial estimate of x0=2, find the point where the graph f(x)=x3-x-2 crosses the x-axis Homework Equations xi+1 = xi - f(xi)/f'(xi) The Attempt at a Solution Using a function plotter, I know the answer should be around 1.52138...
6. ### Finding the horizontal asymptote

How do i find the horizontal asymptote for f(x)=xe-x2 thanks for the help.
7. ### Find |z| & z-1 with Z = 5+2i

we have z = 5+2i how do i find the following: |z| z-1 i can do the basic operations (x, /, +, -) with complex numbers but i have no idea where to even start with these 2.
8. ### Factorizing a polynomial using complex numbers

actually i have x=-1 so should be (x+(1-2i))(x+(1+2i))... not (x-(1-2i))(x-(1+2i))
9. ### Factorizing a polynomial using complex numbers

actually.. i just noticed something when i actually went back and wrote it... shouldn't it really be (x+(1-2i))(x+(1+2i))? because x = - 1 is x + 1 = 0 for both solutions so the only thing that should change in the outcomes is the sign in front of the 2i why does one of the factors in your...
10. ### Factorizing a polynomial using complex numbers

thank you logicalTime. It makes perfect sense now.
11. ### Factorizing a polynomial using complex numbers

is this not correct?
12. ### Factorizing a polynomial using complex numbers

there is an example in my notes where the quadratic equation has been used for polynomials with no real solutions. Using the same principal here we have: x = (-2 +- sqrt(-16)) / 2 now, the square root of 16 is 4 so we have x = (-2 +- 4i)/2 = -1 +- 2i and that's how i got my roots.
13. ### Factorizing a polynomial using complex numbers

i jus started in complex numbers today and that's what i came up with.. if someone could please move the thread to the correct place that would be appreciated.. Mark44, Can you please advise how i should go about finding the solution to that part of the question?
14. ### Factorizing a polynomial using complex numbers

x3+4x2+9x+10 finding 1 root and using synthetic division we can factorize to: (x+2)(x2+2x+5) using complex numbers to factorize (x2+2x+5) we have (x+1)(x-2i)(x+2i), and so our final solution is: (x+2)(x+1)(x-2i)(x+2i) is this correct?
15. ### Multiplying complex numbers

i was aware of the definition i=sqrt(-1) but didnt notice it in there. thanks for pointing that out. i am also in aus, i am doing undergrad degree in applied finance at macquarie, its for math130 which is roughly equivalent to 3 unit hsc math.
16. ### Multiplying complex numbers

i have just started on complex numbers today and have read that the "algebraic rules for complex are the same ordinary rules for real numbers".. when multiplying 2 complex numbers (z1 and z2) i can see easily that: (x1+y1i)(x2+y2i) = x1x2 + y1x2i + x1y2i +y1iy2i however I am struggling to...
17. ### Finding the position x(t) with constantly changing acceleration

ok, so using C = -1/2 we get v(0) = -1, and using C = 1/2 we get v(0) = 0 neither of which gets our true initial velocity of -1/2... the only way i found to get the correct initial velocity at t(0) is using C = 0.
18. ### Finding the position x(t) with constantly changing acceleration

i think that C is the initial velocity of -1/2?
19. ### Finding the position x(t) with constantly changing acceleration

C = acceleration at t?
20. ### Finding the position x(t) with constantly changing acceleration

woops... (-1/2)cos(2t) + C
21. ### Finding the position x(t) with constantly changing acceleration

(-1/2)cos(2t)
22. ### Finding the position x(t) with constantly changing acceleration

thanks, i can see how that is true. However i can't put it all together. The object is moving at v = -1/2 at time 0, from a starting point of 5 on a grid.. how can i find out where the object is 5 seconds later? Is it the integral of the integral of acceleration (sin2t) where t = 5?
23. ### Finding the position x(t) with constantly changing acceleration

Im trying to find the position of an object x at time t. There is pretty straight forward formulas to use to find x(t), however acceleration must be fixed... but in this question acceleration is changing at sin2t. I have been going through period by period working out the new position at...
24. ### Plotting a function

0 = 108x2-66x+6 0 = 108x2-54x-12x+6 0 = 54x(2x-1)-6(2x-1) 6(2x-1) = 54x(2x-1) 6 = (54x(2x-1)) / 2x-1 6 = 54x x = 1/9 sorry i meant 1/9 not 9 is this still incorrect? as u said .. there should be 2 of them..
25. ### Plotting a function

Thanks.. The point of inflection is 9.. i worked it out again.
26. ### Plotting a function

Homework Statement Using the local minima, local maxima and points of inflection of the following function, plot the graph: f(x) = 9x4-11x3+3x2+1 The Attempt at a Solution f(x) = 9x4-11x3+3x2+1 f ' (x) = 36x3-33x2+6x = 3x(12x2-11x+2) = 3x(3x-2)(4x-1) therefore we have x...
27. ### Finding the shortest ladder

Finding the "shortest ladder" Problem I was given an analogy involving a ladder that goes over a fence and then leans against a wall a meter after the fence. The question wanted me to answer "what is the shortest ladder that goes over the fence and reaches the wall" The Attempt at a Solution...
28. ### A few Derivative Problems

Here are several problems (differentiation) i have attempted but not completely sure if they are correct Homework Statement differentiate y = sec(ex) The Attempt at a Solution y = sec(ex) y = sec(u) (where u = ex) dy/dx = tan(u)sec(u)ex tan(ex)sec(ex)ex If this is correct so far...

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30. ### Chain rule question

Homework Statement derivative of esec(x) The Attempt at a Solution u = sec(x) y = eu du/dx = tan(x)sec(x) dy/du = eu dy/dx = dy/du * du/dx = esec(x)tan(x)sec(x)
31. ### Simple expression

no, i can't find n. also, this isn't a homework or school related question. I can't see why a warning was necessary.
32. ### Simple expression

can someone please show how 2/5(sqrt(3)^5) = 18sqrt(3) / 5 thanks

thanks
34. ### Simplify to quadratic form

can someone show how to simplify \frac{12x+9}{x} = x+9 so that it is in the quadratic form: x^2 -3x -9 = 0 multiplying both sides by x, subtracting both sides by 9 etc. . doesn't give me the quadratic.
35. ### Domain of a function

i get it. thanks
36. ### Domain of a function

for g(x) = (x-2) / (x^2 -9) the domain of the function would be simply to have the denominator not equal to 0, which in this case would be x = 3. but.. the solution states that it is -3 and 3 cannot be used. this is confusing seeing that -3^2 -9 = -18 which is not 0. maybe it...
37. ### Derivative question

can i also do this for f(x) = (x^2 -1) / x ? (for this question it doesn't say which rule to use) or should i just use the quotient rule for this? i mean, i should get the same answer if i use the quotient rule or the definition of a derivative for this one?
38. ### Derivative question

thats what i initially did, but i didnt think it was right. thanks, ill do this again.
39. ### Derivative question

maybe break it up into f (x) = x +2 and g (x) = x - 2, find the derivatives of f(x) and g(x) using the definition, then solve f '(x) / g '(x)? is that what the question means?
40. ### Derivative question

It specifically asks to use the definition (not the quotient rule) that's why I am a bit confused.
41. ### Solving sin²x = 1/4 in Quadrants 2, 3, and 4

find all solutions to sin^2 x = 1/4 in pi/2 <= x < 2pi (i.e in quadrants 2,3 and 4) i understand what i need to do but don't understand sin^2 part. will i need to apply pythagoras therom here first? thanks
42. ### Derivative question

Im trying to find the derivative of f(x) = x+2 / x-2 I know the formula to apply to this but it get quite messy because this example is a fraction. Maybe i need to put function f(x) in a more simplier form before attempting to find its derivative?
43. ### Trig question (unit circle)

Just trying to find a way to work out the trig ratios for angles with large fracetions in the unit circle (e.g. sin(15pi/2) etc..) for angles with smaller fractions like cos(-7pi/4) i can solve easily like this: 7/4 = 1.75 = 45 degree (pi/4) angle in the 1st quadrant (because its negative)...
44. ### Solve for P

exactly. so as a hint, i said 'just write the solution' in post #1 and look at the remarks i got in return.
45. ### Solve for P

isnt that obvious? u should trust the student to do the responsible thing and look for the concepts in the solution first. Especially when the question is of such horrid simplicity. instead all i got was more questions as if its an interactive-learning-special-ed-class. and there's...
46. ### Solve for P

Thread after thread after thread I am getting the same thoughtless comments. I do take math seriously. My degree is based on math. I am a 20 year old second year Applied Finance / App Statistics student at top 8 Australian uni, apart form this algebra am currently undertaking I am also...
47. ### Solve for P

u might of misunderstood what i meant.. what i meant was: "just post the solution (as i will understand it without additional commentary) and so i can get on with applying it to similar examples " :)
48. ### Solve for P

thanks kenewbie, that gives me something to experiment with. Also, I find that playing around with these rules and just experimenting with concepts in general is making Algebra more and more natural to me ;)
49. ### Solve for P

yes thank you
50. ### Solve for P

4(p-10) = -5(p-1) 4p-40 = -5p+5 4p+5p = 5+40 9p = 45 p = 45/9 = 5 is this correct?