Posted by john 2020 on Friday, March 19, 2010 at 12:28am.
solve the equation on the interval [0,2pi)
cos(x+pi/4)cos(xpi/4)=1

precal  Reiny, Friday, March 19, 2010 at 8:04am
first expand it
cosxcosπ/4  sinxsinπ/4  (cosxcoxπ/4 + sinxsinπ/4) = 1
2sinxsinπ/4 = 1
2sinx(√2/2) = 1 , since we know sinπ/4 = 1/√2 or √2/2
sinx = 1/√2
the sine is negative in III and IV
so
x = π + π/4 = 5π/4</b? or
x = 2π  π/4 = 7π/4

check typing  precal  Reiny, Friday, March 19, 2010 at 8:07am
x = π + π/4 = 5π/4 or
x = 2π  π/4 = 7π/4

precal  drwls, Friday, March 19, 2010 at 8:10am
Use the identity formulas for cos(a+b) and cos(ab):
cosx*cos(pi/4)  sinx*sin(pi/4)cosx*cos(pi/4)  sinx*sin(pi/4) = 1
2 sinx*sin(pi/4)= 1
sinx (1/sqrt2)= 1/2
sinx = (sqrt2)/2
x = 5 pi/4 or 7 pi/4
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