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    2004 HSC Mathematics Extension 2 Paper

    Hi,
    For Q7(a)(iii), how did students know that they needed to sub the left hand side of the inequality into the inequality proved in the part prior, what thought process lead them to that?

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    2004 HSC Mathematics Extension 2:
    http://www.k6.boardofstudies.nsw.edu...6e3f96-lGd7Z3z

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    Re: 2004 HSC Mathematics Extension 2 Paper

    There are several useful hints that you can look for:
    1.) These part (iii) style of questions nearly always use the previous part, so it is useful to think about how you can incorporate part (ii) into part (iii)
    2.) On part (iii), there are 3 terms on LHS, but 3^2 = 9 and there is a 9 on RHS (think of n^2 from part(ii)). This is another hint to substitute
    3.) In (iii), note that there is 1/sin^2(x), 1/cos^2(x) and 1/tan^2(x), this is similar to the 1/a1, 1/a2, 1/a3 from part (ii), a clue you should substitute them

    Using these clues you can rearrange part (ii) into:




    Then we solve from here:






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