# Solving for x

1. Oct 24, 2007

### MrXow

1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
1 = absolute value( (sin(x)-x)/(sin(x))) * 100

2. Relevant equations
Don't think there are any.

3. The attempt at a solution
I decided to do it graphically, so i graphed y=.01 and y= absolute value(1-(x/sin(x))
I got x = .244 radians for the intersection and I am just not sure if it is correct because i can manipulate the equation so that they never intersect or I can manipulate it so the point changes.

2. Oct 24, 2007

### EnumaElish

Be more specific. How did you manipulate the equation?

3. Oct 24, 2007

In order to see the problem better..

$$1= |(\frac{\sin(x)-x}{\sin(x)})(100)|$$

4. Oct 24, 2007

### MrXow

ya thats it I don't know how to do that fancy typing stuff

5. Oct 24, 2007

### MrXow

when i put it in mathematica
"FindRoot[1 == Abs[((Sin[x] - x)/Sin[x])]*100, {x, 0.1}]"
i get
{x -> 0.244097}
which makes sense

6. Oct 25, 2007