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#### JR_StudyEd ##### Re: VCE Methods Question Thread!
« Reply #17955 on: June 06, 2019, 05:49:33 pm »
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I'm also confused about what x-axis scale I should use when sketching trig graphs.
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#### Geoo

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« Reply #17956 on: June 06, 2019, 08:58:04 pm »
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Hello!
So I am doing a question on probability with Karnaugh maps, and was sable to solve everything around the table but the 4 squares in the middle.
Heres the question:
80 students attended a scout's camp where surfing was offered in the morning and bushwalking in the afternoon. Every student attended at least one activity. 44 students went surfing and 60 students went bushwalking.

So I inputted my table S for surfing and BW for bush walking, and I have answered 5 boxes. Since there was no number in the first 4 squares (If I did it right), I don't know how to input those numbers.
I also changed the whole numbers to decimals (percentage) since that's all I saw in examples. I have no Idea what I am doing, and I don't have a teacher!
Help, pretty urgent

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« Reply #17957 on: June 06, 2019, 09:45:49 pm »
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Hello!
So I am doing a question on probability with Karnaugh maps, and was sable to solve everything around the table but the 4 squares in the middle.
Heres the question:
80 students attended a scout's camp where surfing was offered in the morning and bushwalking in the afternoon. Every student attended at least one activity. 44 students went surfing and 60 students went bushwalking.

So I inputted my table S for surfing and BW for bush walking, and I have answered 5 boxes. Since there was no number in the first 4 squares (If I did it right), I don't know how to input those numbers.
I also changed the whole numbers to decimals (percentage) since that's all I saw in examples.

(Image removed from quote.)

I have no Idea what I am doing, and I don't have a teacher!
Help, pretty urgent

hmm I notice that the total number of students is not 100 so it wouldn't be accurate to conert 40 students to 0.40

S                S'

BW              24                36             60

BW'             20                 0              20

44              36               80

The key is the number of S' and BW' is 0.

#### JR_StudyEd ##### Re: VCE Methods Question Thread!
« Reply #17958 on: June 07, 2019, 04:39:03 pm »
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How do solutions of trig equations relate to sin, cos and tan graphs?
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#### AlphaZero ##### Re: VCE Methods Question Thread!
« Reply #17959 on: June 08, 2019, 01:46:30 pm »
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How do solutions of trig equations relate to sin, cos and tan graphs?

Graphically, solving the equation  $f(x)=k$  will give the $x$-coordinates of the point(s) of intersection between the graph of  $y=f(x)$  and the graph of  $y=k$.

This is true for any function $f$, not just circular functions of course.

For example, consider solving  $\sin(x)=\dfrac{1}{2}$  for  $x\in[-\pi,\,3\pi]$. 2015$-$2017:  VCE
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#### Donut

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« Reply #17960 on: June 08, 2019, 06:10:51 pm »
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Is chapter 7 in the Cambridge 3/4 textbook needed? My school completely skipped it.

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« Reply #17961 on: June 08, 2019, 06:56:33 pm »
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Is chapter 7 in the Cambridge 3/4 textbook needed? My school completely skipped it.

I would do it or at least look over it. Some parts eg. the non standard functions like x^2/3 are worth knowing as they may come up on mcq (i think, at least) the odd and even functions may be worth revising as well. Otherwise, it's mainly the conclusion to the functions and graphs section of the course. Overall, you should at least look over it. Who knows what will help on the sac/exam #### AlphaZero ##### Re: VCE Methods Question Thread!
« Reply #17962 on: June 08, 2019, 06:59:11 pm »
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Is chapter 7 in the Cambridge 3/4 textbook needed? My school completely skipped it.

Exercises 7B through 7E are fairly straight forward extensions of what you've already looked at in chapter 1. I think your school may have assumed that you already know the content in it.

Of course, I would still recommend reading through the those exercises on your own just to make sure you understand what is going on.

However, I especially recommend that you go through 7A since it covers some concepts that are not so easy and would require some investigation 2015$-$2017:  VCE
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#### AlphaZero ##### Re: VCE Methods Question Thread!
« Reply #17963 on: June 09, 2019, 10:23:52 pm »
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If a question asks for an answer correct to two decimal places, do you give your answer using an equal sign (=) or an approximately equal sign (≈)?

Both are acceptable.

Although, strictly speaking, using "$\approx$" is more correct since using "$=$" is for elements that are identical, but I guess people generally accept the fact that "$=$" can be used with the understanding that a finite degree of accuracy is involved. For example, the number $\sqrt{2}$ is equal to $1.4142$, correct to $4$ decimal places.
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« Reply #17964 on: June 10, 2019, 02:27:16 pm »
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Suppose that we have a function sin (x) with domain [0.2pi]. If the function undergoes a dilation of factor 2 from the y axis, what is the functions new domain? would it change? Why/why not?

#### AlphaZero ##### Re: VCE Methods Question Thread!
« Reply #17965 on: June 10, 2019, 03:49:45 pm »
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Suppose that we have a function sin (x) with domain [0.2pi]. If the function undergoes a dilation of factor 2 from the y axis, what is the functions new domain? would it change? Why/why not?

A dilation by factor $2$ from the $y$-axis is defined 'precisely' by $(x',\,y')=(2x,\,y).$ Essentially, every point gets mapped to a new one under the transformation, so, if  $x\in [0,\,2\pi]$,  then  $x'=2x\in [0,\, 4\pi]$,  and so the answer to your question is yes - the domain changes.

If we let  $f:[0,\,2\pi]\to\mathbb{R},\ f(x)=\sin(x)$,  then shown below are the graphs of  $y=f(x)$  and  $y=f\left(\dfrac{x}{2}\right)$. Additional note:  the domain is modified in the same way the range is modified under a dilation by factor $2$ from the $y$-axis.
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#### Jackson.Sprigg

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« Reply #17966 on: June 11, 2019, 12:34:38 pm »
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For this question it does to the power of x. I remember from unit 1 spec that this is a geometric sequence, but that's the only reason I know how they got the answer. Is there a more intuitive way to think about this relationship?

Thank You!

#### AlphaZero ##### Re: VCE Methods Question Thread!
« Reply #17967 on: June 11, 2019, 02:28:36 pm »
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For this question it does to the power of x. I remember from unit 1 spec that this is a geometric sequence, but that's the only reason I know how they got the answer. Is there a more intuitive way to think about this relationship?

Thank You!

I can see how one can draw connections to geometric sequences - well done.

Indeed, this is a bit of a weird question. I don't really have a great way of explaining this intuitively, so perhaps someone else could post their ideas, but I'll give it a shot.

First, let's ignore the fact that they butchered the question wording. $0.92^{1/10}<1$,  so to decrease the area by this factor as $x$ increases actually increases the area lol.

Let's think about it this way. For every meter further from $B$, you need to multiply by that factor of  $0.92^{1/10}$.  For example: $\text{At }x=1 \text{ m},\ \ A=0.02\times (0.92^{1/10})^1\ \text{mm}^2\\ \text{At }x=2 \text{ m},\ \ A=0.02\times(0.92^{1/10})^2\ \text{mm}^2\\ \text{At }x=1/2 \text{ m},\ \ A=0.02\times(0.92^{1/10})^{1/2}\ \text{mm}^2,$ and so drawing out this idea, at $x$ metres, you must multiply by the factor $0.92^{1/10}$  '$x$ times': $A(x)=0.02\times (0.92^{1/10})^x=0.02\times 0.92^{x/10}$
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#### JR_StudyEd ##### Re: VCE Methods Question Thread!
« Reply #17968 on: June 12, 2019, 06:15:07 pm »
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Graphically, solving the equation  $f(x)=k$  will give the $x$-coordinates of the point(s) of intersection between the graph of  $y=f(x)$  and the graph of  $y=k$.

This is true for any function $f$, not just circular functions of course.

For example, consider solving  $\sin(x)=\dfrac{1}{2}$  for  $x\in[-\pi,\,3\pi]$.

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So the solutions of sin(x) = 1/2 are just the points of intersection between the base sin function and the horizontal line y=1/2, within the specified domain?

Can you provide another example of this with another type of function?
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#### AlphaZero ##### Re: VCE Methods Question Thread!
« Reply #17969 on: June 13, 2019, 10:23:37 am »
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So the solutions of sin(x) = 1/2 are just the points of intersection between the base sin function and the horizontal line y=1/2, within the specified domain?

Can you provide another example of this with another type of function?

It's probably best to think about this generally. Don't get too hung up on the functions involved.

The $x$-coordinate(s) of the point(s) of intersection between the graphs of  $y=f(x)$  and  $y=g(x)$  is/are obtained by solving  $f(x)=g(x)$.

It just happens to be that one of the functions is a constant function.

Another Example:  $y=\sin(x)+\cos(2x)$  and  $y=0$
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