## 5.3 Solution of Trigonometric Equations

#### Basic Trigonometric Equations (Sine and Cosine)

- The most basic equations in polynomials would be linear equations, such as ax+b=c (which gives you x=\frac{c-b}{a}). The trigonometric equivalent ones would be \sin t =a or \cos t =b, and you are supposed to solve for t.

- Be careful, as solving trigonometric equations are not as simple. Refer to the examples below.

- For each such equations, unless a restriction on x (or more commonly used in trigonometric, \theta), there will be infinite or no solutions for x. This is because of the periodic and symmetric properties that they have.