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Also, you may wish to divide by 5, just to make your life a little easier. Up to you. Sometimes, it's convenient not to simplify as you go along.

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Yes, I am positively sure that is how it is written.

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Now you can divide by 2.it'll be:

2sin(x) - 2sin(x)cos(x) = 4/pi

But I can't solve that either.

Alright, so the equation would then beNow you can divide by 2.

sin(x) - sin(x)cos(x)=2/pi

but still there's not much to do here; as taking sin(x) as a common factor and then trying to divide it out of the equation won't work as the 2/pi would still hold it.

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So here's a new question: In your context, is it possible that you are expected to find approximate solutions using technology, rather than exact solutions by algebraic means? What else would I learn if I grabbed your book from you and looked through the context? Are any special methods needed for other problems nearby?

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Maybe the book has a typo.… I am positively sure that [I have posted it] how it is written.

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That was my thought, also. There are two solutions, and (according to MVR5) the exact form of the larger solution looks like this:… doesn't seem very workable …is it possible that you are expected to find approximate solutions using technology, rather than exact solutions …

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