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Question 4: Find the maximum and minimum value of 8 cos A + 15 sin A + 15

- 11âˆš2+15
- 30; 8
- 32; -2
- 23; 8

32; -2

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Always look out for Pythagorean triplets, we know that (8,15,17) is one

âˆ´ The expression becomes: 17 (\\frac{8}{17}\\) Cosâ?¡A +\\frac{15}{17}\\) SinA)

Let there be a angle B for which sin B = \\frac{8}{17}\\), cos B = \\frac{15}{17}\\)

=> 17( sin B cos A + cos B sin A) + 15

17(sin(A+B)) + 15

We know that sin(A+B)_{max } = 1

sin(A+B)_{min} = -1

âˆ´ Max value = 17 * 1 +15 = 32

Min value = 17 * -1 + 15 = -2

The question is **"to find the maximum and minimum value "**

Choice B is the correct answer.

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