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The function <math>f(x) = \sin x</math> has roots in the form of <math>\pi n</math> for all integers <math>n</math>. Therefore, we want <math>\frac{1}{x} = \pi n</math> on <math>\frac{1}{10000} \le x \le \frac{1}{1000}</math>, so <math>1000 \le \frac 1x = \pi n \le 10000</math>. There are <math>\frac{10000-1000}{\pi} \approx \boxed{2900} \Rightarrow \mathrm{(A)}</math> solutions for <math>n</math> on this interval. | The function <math>f(x) = \sin x</math> has roots in the form of <math>\pi n</math> for all integers <math>n</math>. Therefore, we want <math>\frac{1}{x} = \pi n</math> on <math>\frac{1}{10000} \le x \le \frac{1}{1000}</math>, so <math>1000 \le \frac 1x = \pi n \le 10000</math>. There are <math>\frac{10000-1000}{\pi} \approx \boxed{2900} \Rightarrow \mathrm{(A)}</math> solutions for <math>n</math> on this interval. | ||
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+ | We know that <math>x</math> belongs to the interval <math>(0.0001,0.001)</math> for <math>sin(1/x)</math>. We see that when we plug in <math>x</math> into <math>sin(1/x)</math>, the argument <math>(1/x)</math> is always from the range <math>(1000, 10000)</math>. Therefore, the problem simply asks for all the zeros of <math>sin(x)</math> with <math>x</math> values between <math>(1000, 10000)</math>. We know that the <math>x</math> values of any sine graph is <math>\pi(n-1)</math> so, we see that values of <math>n</math> are any integer value from <math>320</math> to <math>3184</math> and therefore gives us an answer of approximately <math>2865</math> which is answer <math>\boxed{\text{(A)} 2900}</math> | ||
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Contents
Problem
The number of -intercepts on the graph of in the interval is closest to
Solution
The function has roots in the form of for all integers . Therefore, we want on , so . There are solutions for on this interval.
Solution
We know that belongs to the interval for . We see that when we plug in into , the argument is always from the range . Therefore, the problem simply asks for all the zeros of with values between . We know that the values of any sine graph is so, we see that values of are any integer value from to and therefore gives us an answer of approximately which is answer
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See also
2003 AMC 12B (Problems • Answer Key • Resources) | |
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Followed by Problem 24 |
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