Solve 2sin^2 x - 5sin x - 3 = 0.
What is the general formula for all of the solutions?
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this is a quadratic equation so uses your skills with solving quadratics.
(2sin(x) + 1)(sin(x) - 3) = 0
sin(x) = -1/2 or 3
the only solution to consider is sin(x) = -1/2 (sin(30) = 1/2)
since sin is negative the solution is in the 3rd and 4th quadrants
then x = 210 or 330 degrees