I'm working woith multiple ange and product sum formulas and I'm stuck on these. Can you help? Thanks
math-trigonometry - Reiny, Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 8:40pm
are we solving?
2sinxcosxsinx - cosx = 0
cosx(2sin^2 x - 1) = 0
cosx = 0 or sin^2x = 1/2
x = π/2 or x=3π/2 (90° or 270°)
if sin^2x = 1/2
sinx = ±1/2
x = π/4 , 3π/4, 5π/4, or 7π/4 (45°, 135°, 225° or 315°)
for the 2nd
use cos 2x = 2cos^2x - 1 to end up with a quadratic.
give it a try.
it will factor