Posted by emily on Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 9:47pm.
find all solutions to the equation in the interval [0,2pie]
- identities trig? - MathMate, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 9:51pm
- identities trig? - Reiny, Tuesday, April 26, 2011 at 9:51pm
cos 2x = cosx
2cos^2 x - 1 - cosx = 0
(2cosx + 1)(cosx -1) = 0
cosx = -1/2 or cosx = 1
if cosx = -1/2, x is in II or III
x = 2π/3 or 4π/3 ......I knew cos π/3 = +1/2
if cosx = 1, then x = 0 or x = 2π
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