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Christos
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WHERE IS MY MISTAKE?!?!?
Problem: Given that sinƟ = 2/3 and Π/2 < Ɵ < Π find the exact value of cosƟ
My solution:
cos^2(Ɵ) + sin^2(Ɵ) = 1
sin^2(Ɵ) = 1  cos^2(Ɵ)
4/9=1 cos^2(Ɵ)
5/9 = cos^2(Ɵ)
5/9 = cos^2(Ɵ)
cos(Ɵ) = sqrt(5/9)
Where is my mistake till now?
 one year ago
 one year ago
Christos Group Title
WHERE IS MY MISTAKE?!?!? Problem: Given that sinƟ = 2/3 and Π/2 < Ɵ < Π find the exact value of cosƟ My solution: cos^2(Ɵ) + sin^2(Ɵ) = 1 sin^2(Ɵ) = 1  cos^2(Ɵ) 4/9=1 cos^2(Ɵ) 5/9 = cos^2(Ɵ) 5/9 = cos^2(Ɵ) cos(Ɵ) = sqrt(5/9) Where is my mistake till now?
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
for one thing, the square root of 9 is 3
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
so if you were typing in an answer, it probably wanted it to look like \[\cos(\theta)=\frac{\sqrt{5}}{3}\]
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
other than that, it is all correct
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Christos Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@satellite73 So I didnt make any mistakes at all?
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Christos Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@satellite73 confirm to me please if all of my steps above were correct, and even if they had a mistake which line?
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babycry Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
just draw a triangle and with 0 = 2 and h = 3.. then find a then do a/h to get cos theta
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Grazes Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1362625931832:dw
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
there is no mistake, although you should have \[\pm\sqrt{1\left(\frac{2}{3}\right)^2}=\cos(\theta)\]
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Christos Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I should have used another fundamental identity?
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
or if you write \[\frac{5}{9}=\cos^2(\theta)\] then \[\pm\frac{\sqrt{5}}{3}=\cos(\theta)\] the reason you know it is negative is because you are in quadrant 2
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Christos Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
got it its the same just modified, meeh
 one year ago

satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
it is right, everything you did is right
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Christos Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I know why its negative yea
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Christos Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
problem is that My solution is different from the one on the book
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
so there is no mistake here, although you should have a 3 in the denominator, rather than the square root of 9
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
what did the book get?
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Christos Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
They the solutions might be equal but, I sill found a different solution
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
a different solution, or a different method
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Christos Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yea right..
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
nothing wrong with your method answer is \(\frac{\sqrt{5}}{3}\) for sure
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Christos Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Books solution: 5/9
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
no that is \(\cos^2(\theta)\)
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
or else the book made a mistake it happens in any case you are right for sure, so don't fret about it
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Christos Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what do you mean "no that is cos2(θ)" ?
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satellite73 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
\[\cos(\theta)=\frac{\sqrt{5}}{3}\] \[\cos^2(\theta)=\frac{5}{9}\]
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Christos Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Is there any other method to approche the situation, like another identity to use for the specidif prob
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Christos Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
I AM SORRY the answer in my book was: sqrt(5)/3 !!!!!
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babycry Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
dw:1362626751880:dw
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Christos Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So my final outcome is  sqrt(5)/sqrt3 HOW DO I PROCEED?
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Christos Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
@satellite73
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Christos Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
SOLVED THANK YOU ALL, SPECIAL THANKS TO SATELITE
 one year ago
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