Posted by Max on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 1:46pm.
Simplify (sin^2)*(67.5deg) - (cos^2)*(67.5deg) and then evaluate exactly.
Trig - Steve, Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 1:49pm
well, cos 2x = cos^2 x - sin^2 x, so what do you think?
If you end up with 1/√2 you are correct.
Trig - Max, Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 3:13pm
How exactly do you get there though? I tried to follow a similar homework problem and got:
= (cos^2)*(67.5deg) - (sin^2)*(67.5deg)
Trig - Steve, Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 3:20pm
note that the problem was
my hint was not intended to make you forget what was originally asked. :-)
And, I know lots of folks hate roots in the denominator, but I see no reason why √2/2 is better than 1/√2. Just mt preference
Trig - Max, Thursday, March 28, 2013 at 5:20pm
Thank you very much!
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