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September 18, 2014

Posted by **Brian** on Monday, April 20, 2009 at 1:56pm.

Rewrite the expression as an equivalent expression that does not contain powers greater than 1.

Cos³x

My answer: cos³x=(cos²x)(cosx)

=(1+cos2x/2)(cosx)-->cos+cos³x/2...which is wrong

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**Count Iblis**, Monday, April 20, 2009 at 4:04pmYou have to use doubling formulas again to express it in terms of cos(3x). If you know about complex numbers then the derivation is easy:

cos(x) = [exp(i x) + exp(-i x)]/2

cos^3(x) = 1/8 [exp(3 i x) +

exp(-3 i x)+ 3 exp(ix) + 3 exp(-ix) ] =

1/4 cos(3 x) + 3/4 cos(x)

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**sierra**, Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 7:00pm(cosx)+(cosx)(cosx)

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