# Solve for x sin(3x)=1/2

Take the inverse sine of both sides of the equation to extract from inside the sine.
The exact value of is .
Divide each term by and simplify.
Divide each term in by .
Cancel the common factor of .
Cancel the common factor.
Divide by .
Multiply .
Multiply and .
Multiply by .
The sine function is positive in the first and second quadrants. To find the second solution, subtract the reference angle from to find the solution in the second quadrant.
Simplify the expression to find the second solution.
To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .
Write each expression with a common denominator of , by multiplying each by an appropriate factor of .
Combine.
Multiply by .
Combine the numerators over the common denominator.
Subtract from .
Reorder and .
Subtract from .
Divide each term by and simplify.
Divide each term in by .
Cancel the common factor of .
Cancel the common factor.
Divide by .
Simplify .
Multiply the numerator by the reciprocal of the denominator.
Multiply .
Multiply and .
Multiply by .
Find the period.
The period of the function can be calculated using .
Replace with in the formula for period.
The absolute value is the distance between a number and zero. The distance between and is .
The period of the function is so values will repeat every radians in both directions.
, for any integer
Solve for x sin(3x)=1/2