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## Homework Statement

sinx -x/2= 0

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

i don't even know where to start

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sinx -x/2= 0

i don't even know where to start

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i know that the answer is zero, but i might not get full marks if i don't do it algebraically

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Are you trying to find all x for which sin x = x/2? You can't solve that algebraically.

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Yes as vela said, you can't solve it algebraically, you'll have to solve it numerically.

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Then pick up one of these and try the iteration

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