Posted by help me out it's urgent on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 12:20pm.
show that cos2x=1tan^ 2 x /1+tan^2x=2cos^2x1

trignometry  Reiny, Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 12:45pm
cos 2x
= cos(x+x)
= cosxcosx  sinxsinx
= cos^2 x  sin^2 x
= cos^2 x  (1  cos^2 x)
= 2 cos^2 x  1, the last part of your equation.
all we need it to look at now is the middle part of
(1  tan^2 x)/(1 + tan^2 x) , notice the necessary brackets
= (1  sin^2 x/cos^2 x)/(1 + sin^2 x/cos^2 x)
= [ (cos^2 x  sin^2 x)/cos^2 x ]/[ (cos^2 x + sin^2 x)/cos^2 x ]
= (cos^2 x  sin^2 x)/cos^2 x * cos^2 x/(cos^2 x + sin^2 x)
= (cos^2 x  sin^2 x)/1
= cos^2 x  sin^2 x
as seen above
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