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Find sin 2x Without Using a Calculator

Given sin x=-1/8 and tan x < 0, find sin 2x (without using a calculator).

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Let's look at the allowed values for sin(x)....this is a sinusoidal function oscillating between -1 and 1 as does the cos(x) function

If you plot cos x and sin x, you will see something interesting which I will illustrate in the attached ...

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Sin 2x is found without using a calculator. The solution is detailed and well presented. The response received a rating of "5" from the student who originally posted the question.