Name: amandeep grover
Who is asking: Teacher
solve the equation sin x = x/10
I like this question because it makes us think about what we mean by "solve". When we ask students to solve
we expect them to use the general quadratic and simplify to get
For sin x = x/10 I know one solution, x = 0 and from the diagram I know there are 6 more but I don't know a nice way to exprress them.
I can approximate the solutions to as many decimal places as you might want but I can't express the solutions in a simple algebraic or trigonometric exprression.