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June 19, 2019, 05:40:12 am

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Re: VCE Methods Question Thread!
« Reply #17970 on: June 13, 2019, 10:23:37 am »
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  \(y=0\)
(Note: Methods students do not need to know how to solve this by hand. Specialist students do)

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