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Trig sums

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1. Homework Statement

for what values of x is cos(x) - sin(x) < cox(x) + sin(x) where 0 =< x =< 2pi

2. Homework Equations

none.

3. The Attempt at a Solution

I actually drew out the funtions and added them.
In my graphs, I get that:

cos(x) - sin(x) < cos(x) + sin(x) for for 0 =< x =< pi

When I try to show this in Matlab, i ger messy results?

Any ideas?
 

Answers and Replies

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There's a simpler way to do it. Did you try algebraically manipulating the equation?
 
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no ... infact, im not sure what you mean?

cos(x) - sin(x) < cos(x) + sin(x)
cos(x) - cos(x) < sin(x) + sin(x)
0 < 2sin(x)
0 < sin(x)

and sin(x) is bigger than zero for 0 =< x =<pi/2

This dosn't seem right to me...
 
2,035
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Actually, sin(x)>0 everywhere on the open interval (0,pi).
 
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oh yeah, sorry, i got confused...

so that means that cos(x) - sin(x) is less than cos(x) + sin(x) for (0,pi) ?
 
2,035
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Yes. 10char
 
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i don't like this because it dosn't match up with my graphs.

but the math looks right, therefore, their must exist an error in my graphs.
 
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opps, it actually does match with my graphs... :)
 

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