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Callisto
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Prove \[\frac{sinx}{x} > \frac{2}{\pi} \ \ , \forall x \in (0, \frac{ \pi }{ 2 })\] How to start?
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Callisto Group Title
Prove \[\frac{sinx}{x} > \frac{2}{\pi} \ \ , \forall x \in (0, \frac{ \pi }{ 2 })\] How to start?
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bahrom7893 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
For some reason I'm thinking limits but it's probably because of Sinx / x and has nothing to do with this
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Callisto Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I think we need to take limit.. but... we have something to do before taking limit?
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bahrom7893 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Integrate from 0 to pi/2? And something about the area must tell you something? Idk, lol just rambling on.
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Callisto Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Well, I don't think we need integration here.
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Callisto Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
It's because the prof. hasn't taught integration in the lessons yet (even though I have learnt integration before)
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bahrom7893 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Ohh Ok. There are some proof of function being greater than the other.. hmm
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Callisto Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
1. it's a decreasing function. 2. \[\lim_{x \rightarrow 0} \frac{sinx}{x}=1\] 3. \[\lim_{x \rightarrow \frac{\pi}{2}} \frac{sin\frac{\pi }{2}}{\frac{\pi}{2}}=\frac{2}{\pi}\] Uhoh! I'm not on the right track :
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estudier Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Why can't you just show that it is uniformly decreasing over the interval and calculate the least value? (Once you have shown that the limit is 1 at start)
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Callisto Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Well, that's the problem.. How are you going to show it? Finding its derivative?
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estudier Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
you cannot just say that the roots are at n*pi?
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estudier Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
You want a proof of that as well...
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Callisto Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Just a minute \[\frac{d}{dx}\frac{sinx}{x} = \frac{xcosxsinx}{x^2}\]If I put it =0, I'll get xcosx  sinx = 0 That's where I stuck at. And I haven't learnt the general solution (hmm, for that n*pi) yet, so I would like to know how you get that.
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estudier Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I mean x= Tan x is a pain.....
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estudier Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
You just have do a graph y=x and Tan x and look or use a CAS
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Callisto Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Graphing... is not that good...
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Callisto Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
If graphing works, why not just graph the function sinx / x to show it's a decreasing function?
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estudier Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Well, quite...:)
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estudier Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
What are you doing, Fourier?
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Callisto Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
No.. limit and derivative.
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estudier Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
That's a bit sneaky, hitting you with sinc function...
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estudier Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Let's see , all you have to do is show that the first positive root is at pi....
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estudier Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Sin pi/pi = 0
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estudier Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
And anywhere from 0 to pi is not 0
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estudier Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
That's good enough to show the first root is at pi, right?
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Callisto Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Oh... so you're solving sinx/x=0? If so, yes!
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estudier Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So now you are done, I think (assuming usual smoothness principles).
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TuringTest Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I don't see the problem by saying that the limit at 0 is 1>pi/2, and that sinx/x is uniformly decreasing over (0,pi/2), and the limit approaching pi/2=2/pi that shows that sinx/x>2/pi in that region
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Callisto Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So, step 1, 2, 3 are correct. But how to show step 1 is the point. I'm not quite sure if I can get estudier's idea..
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TuringTest Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
how to show it's decreasing? find critical points\[f'=\frac{x\cos x\sin x}{x^2}=0\implies x\cot x=0\]so the critical points are\[x=\{0,\frac\pi2\}\]hence you just need to test a point in that region, say \(x=\pi/4\), and that tells you whether the function is increasing or decreasing on that interval
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Callisto Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Wait.. how.. why... xcosx  sinx = 0 xcotx 1 = 0 xcotx = 1 Am I doing anything wrong here?
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TuringTest Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
oh shnap I am out to lunch, but I still say we find that critical point and just test the interval let me think how....
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Callisto Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Don't think while you eat!
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TuringTest Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I know I have seen a proof that tanx>x in (0,pi/2) ... that would work if I could remember it
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Callisto Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
This is complicated...
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TuringTest Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I got it :) so are you with me up to the idea that tanx>x in (0,pi/2) would prove that this is decreasing?
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TuringTest Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
okay, we can prove this using the mean value theorem...
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TuringTest Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
the mean value theorem states that f(x)=f(a)+f'(c)(xa) for some a<c<x our f(x)=tanx, and our interval is (0,pi/2) so a=0
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TuringTest Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
getting what we need from the formula f(0)=0, f'(c)=sec^2(c) where 0<c<x<pi/2
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TuringTest Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
what do you get then by using this in the formula?
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Callisto Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
f(x)=f(a)+f'(c)(xa) tanx = 0 + sec^2 (c) (x) tanx = [sec^2 (c)] x Doesn't look good.
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TuringTest Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
it is though, because what do we know about sec(c) for 0<c<pi/2 ???
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Callisto Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
0<c<pi/2 1<sec (c)< undefined (+infinity?!)
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TuringTest Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yeah, but the point is that sec(c)>1 for that interval
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TuringTest Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
so tanx=sec^2(c)x 0<c<pi/2 implies that...?
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Callisto Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
1< sec^2(c) x < sec^2 (c) x x< tanx Wow!!
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TuringTest Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
tadah! :) so that completes your proof
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Callisto Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Uhhuh! Why did you think of mean value theorem for this question????
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TuringTest Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
It's the only way I know to prove tanx>x in (0,pi/2) there may be other ways
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experimentX Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Given the interval is \( (0, {\pi \over 2}) \) to find the maximum or minimum, we have \[ x = \tan x\] the first part is a line y=x passing through origin while the latter one is y=tan(x) dw:1349628691638:dw we can see that tan(x) > x since tan(x) > slope is sec^2(x) > slope of (x) = 1 so next time tan(x) meets x in the interval pi/2, pi Hence we do not have any critical point in the interval (0, pi/2)
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TuringTest Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
very similar argument^
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experimentX Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
sorry I didn't follow the post For Global extremum, we check the for max or min value in the endpoints of interval as well as in the boundary. The minimum value will be the minimum value among those points. So, you don't have critical points on the interval. the min value will be among the min value of function at the boundary which is pi/2. since your interval is open, f(x) > pi/2
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TuringTest Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
no apologies necessary, always good to see more than one explanation :)
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experimentX Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
although it is enough to show that you have ve slope in the interval ... x1 > x2, f(x1) > f(x2) usually it's customary to deal problem with Global extremum.
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Callisto Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Thanks everyone for you help, but I think I need some time to think over it again. I hope you don't mind if I come back few hours later as it's actually quite late here. I'm sorry.. and thank you so much!!
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experimentX Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Night!!
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TuringTest Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
See ya !
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estudier Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Going back to the usual method, maybe u can just do like this, you have sin x < x < tan x so for x in 0 to pi/2 1 < x/sinx < 1/cos x > x cos x < sin x so therefore the derivative is negative and you are done.
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