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Given that t(x)=sinx, show that f(x+h)-f(x)/h=sinx((cosh-1)/h)+cosx(sinh/h)

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asked 2021-05-02
Given that \(\displaystyle{t}{\left({x}\right)}={\sin{{x}}}\), show that \(\displaystyle{f{{\left({x}+{h}\right)}}}-\frac{{f{{\left({x}\right)}}}}{{h}}={\sin{{x}}}{\left(\frac{{{\text{cosh}{-}}{1}}}{{h}}\right)}+{\cos{{x}}}{\left(\frac{{\text{sinh}}}{{h}}\right)}\)

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2021-05-03
Substitute the given function: \(\displaystyle\frac{{{f{{\left({x}+{h}\right)}}}-{f{{\left({x}\right)}}}}}{{h}}=\frac{{{\sin{{\left({x}+{h}\right)}}}-{\sin{{x}}}}}{{h}}\)
Use the the sine of a sum identity: \(\displaystyle{\sin{{\left({A}+{B}\right)}}}={\sin{{A}}}{\cos{{B}}}+{\cos{{A}}}{\sin{{B}}}\)
\(\displaystyle\frac{{{f{{\left({x}+{h}\right)}}}-{f{{\left({x}\right)}}}}}{{h}}=\frac{{{\sin{{x}}}{\text{cosh}{+}}{\cos{{x}}}{\text{sinh}{-}}{\sin{{x}}}}}{{h}}\)
Regroup as: \(\displaystyle\frac{{{f{{\left({x}+{h}\right)}}}-{f{{\left({x}\right)}}}}}{{h}}=\frac{{{\sin{{x}}}{\text{cosh}{-}}{\sin{{x}}}+{\cos{{x}}}{\text{sinh}}}}{{h}}\)
Separate as: \(\displaystyle\frac{{{f{{\left({x}+{h}\right)}}}-{f{{\left({x}\right)}}}}}{{h}}={\left(\frac{{{\sin{{x}}}{\text{cosh}{-}}{\sin{{x}}}}}{{h}}\right)}+{\left(\frac{{{\cos{{x}}}{\text{sinh}}}}{{h}}\right)}\)
Factor out sinxsinx from the first term and cosxcosx from the second term:
\(\displaystyle\frac{{{f{{\left({x}+{h}\right)}}}-{f{{\left({x}\right)}}}}}{{h}}={\sin{{x}}}{\left(\frac{{{\text{cosh}{-}}{1}}}{{h}}\right)}+{\cos{{x}}}{\left(\frac{{\text{sinh}}}{{h}}\right)}\)
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