Functions Modeling Change: A Preparation for Calculus, 5th Edition

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Chapter 9 - Trigonometric Identities, Models, and Complex Numbers - 9.1 Trigonometric Equations - Exercises and Problems for Section 9.1 - Exercises and Problems - Page 357: 22


$$x=2\pi -4.37 ,\:x=4.65$$

Work Step by Step

Solving the equation using inverse trigonometric functions, we find: $$5\cos \left(x+3\right)=1,\:0\le \:x\le \:2\pi \\ \cos \left(x+3\right)=\frac{1}{5} \\ x=\arccos \left(\frac{1}{5}\right)+2\pi n-3,\:x=2\pi -\arccos \left(\frac{1}{5}\right)+2\pi n-3 \\ x=2\pi -4.37 ,\:x=4.65$$
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