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Find the equation of a sine function that has a period of pi, amplitude 5, a vertical shift of zero and passes through (pi/6, 5/2).

 

Thank you CPhill, I already know you are gonna answer this.

 Dec 9, 2015

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Find the equation of a sine function that has a period of pi, amplitude 5, a vertical shift of zero and passes through (pi/6, 5/2).

 

\(y=asin(n(x-k))\)

 

 

a = amplitude = 5

 

period = 2pi/n,  so n=2

 

k is the horizontal phase shift which we have not been given so

 

y=5sin[2(x-k)]

and it passes through  (pi/6,  5/2)

sub to find k

 

\(\frac{5}{2} =5sin[2(\frac{pi}{6}-k)]\\~\\ \frac{1}{2} =sin[2(\frac{pi}{6}-k)]\\~\\ \frac{\pi}{6}=2(\frac{pi}{6}-k)\\~\\ \frac{\pi}{6}=\frac{\pi}{3}-2k\\~\\ k=\frac{\pi}{12}\\~\\ k\approx\;\;0.26\qquad (\mbox{ I added this for the benefit of the diagram)}\\~\\ so\\~\\ y=5sin[2(x-\frac{\pi}{12})] \)

 

The phase shift  pi/12 in the positive direction.

 

I forgot to include the graph

https://www.desmos.com/calculator/ksryxoioez

 

(sorry my graph was slightly wrong - I have replaced it.)

 Dec 9, 2015
edited by Guest  Dec 9, 2015
edited by Melody  Dec 9, 2015
edited by Melody  Dec 9, 2015
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Welp.

RIP, CPhill logged off.

Anybody else who can help me?

 Dec 9, 2015
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Find the equation of a sine function that has a period of pi, amplitude 5, a vertical shift of zero and passes through (pi/6, 5/2).

 

\(y=asin(n(x-k))\)

 

 

a = amplitude = 5

 

period = 2pi/n,  so n=2

 

k is the horizontal phase shift which we have not been given so

 

y=5sin[2(x-k)]

and it passes through  (pi/6,  5/2)

sub to find k

 

\(\frac{5}{2} =5sin[2(\frac{pi}{6}-k)]\\~\\ \frac{1}{2} =sin[2(\frac{pi}{6}-k)]\\~\\ \frac{\pi}{6}=2(\frac{pi}{6}-k)\\~\\ \frac{\pi}{6}=\frac{\pi}{3}-2k\\~\\ k=\frac{\pi}{12}\\~\\ k\approx\;\;0.26\qquad (\mbox{ I added this for the benefit of the diagram)}\\~\\ so\\~\\ y=5sin[2(x-\frac{\pi}{12})] \)

 

The phase shift  pi/12 in the positive direction.

 

I forgot to include the graph

https://www.desmos.com/calculator/ksryxoioez

 

(sorry my graph was slightly wrong - I have replaced it.)

Melody Dec 9, 2015
edited by Guest  Dec 9, 2015
edited by Melody  Dec 9, 2015
edited by Melody  Dec 9, 2015
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Hey Melody, long time no see.

Thank you for this explanation.

I shall study it for the next 1/2 hour because i still do not understand how i am to do this my self.( without a calculator)

 Dec 9, 2015
edited by SpawnofAngel  Dec 9, 2015
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Hi SpawnofAngel,

 

If you have any questions just ask :)

 Dec 9, 2015

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