Example  SEQ.SC.3.  Suppose $10\cos(4x)=5$. Find $x$.
Solution: Since $A \ne 0$ and $B=4, C=0$, the equation can be solved with $x =\frac 1B \arccos \frac D A$  where $A=10,B=4,$ and $D=5$. So the key solution is $x =\frac 14\arccos( \frac 5{10}) =\frac 14 \arccos (\frac 12)= \pi/12$

Comment: We can consider the expression on the left hand side of the equation as a function of $x$ giving $f(x) = 10\cos(4x)$ . Now the problem can be restated: to find a $x$ where $f(x) = 5$. This problem and its solution can be visualized both on the graph and the mapping diagram for the function $f$.
 For the graph of $f$: Find $y=5$ on the Y axis , then find the point(s) on the graph of $f$ with second coordinate $5$, determine it's first coordinate, $\approx \pi/12$, and that is the key desired value for $x$. For the mapping diagram of $f$: Find $y=5$ on the target axis , then find $x$ on the source axis with the function arrow pointing to $5$. To do this, look for the point where the graph of $f$ intersects the line $y=5$. To do this,look for the arrow that joins the point $x \approx \pi/12$ on the source axis to the point $y=5$ on the target axis.

Comments: You can move the (red) point labelled x on the left axis of the mapping diagram to a position where the arrow head points to $f(x) = 5$ and the corresponding point on the graph of $f$  will move to the position where the graph of $f$ crosses the line $y = 5$.
Check the box and the diagram will show the solution on both the mapping diagram and the graph.

You can use the sliders to investigate other examples by $A,B,$ as well as $D$.