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I am just wondering how to find c in the sine function (y=asinb(x-c)+d).

I understand wat the values mean and how to find a b and d but c i am not to sure how to find unless there is a already given graph.

thanks

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I am just wondering how to find c in the sine function (y=asinb(x-c)+d).

I understand wat the values mean and how to find a b and d but c i am not to sure how to find unless there is a already given graph.

thanks

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I don't quite get that. You cannot get a, b and d without a given graph either, or you need some other information to find them but then you can usually also find c...I understand [...] how to find a b and d but c i am not to sure how to find unless there is a already given graph.

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I don't quite get that. You cannot get a, b and d without a given graph either, or you need some other information to find them but then you can usually also find c...

I will give you an example of what i mean, check attachments below

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If the

Replacing x by (x - c) shifts it horizontally, such that you can put the maximum at t = 0 (if that would be midnight).

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If thecweren't there (or would be 0) then the maximum of the sine would be at [itex]b x = \pi / 4[/itex].

Replacing x by (x - c) shifts it horizontally, such that you can put the maximum at t = 0 (if that would be midnight).

ahh so in this case i must place the highest tide at midnight and then find point d to find c

I am still confused because if u graph y=asinbx+d which is water your saying to do then find c but the graph of y=asinb(x-c)+d (provided that a b and d are constant) the graph is different

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