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I'm really confused on how to do this. Can someone show me step by step on how to solve this? The directions say to use the Sum-to-Product formulas to find the exact value of the expression.

sin 5pi/4-sin 3pi/4

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  1. you want to use these identities
    http://www.mathwords.com/s/sum_to_product_identities.htm

    especially this one
    sinx - siny = 2cos( (x+y)/2 )sin(( x-y)/2 )

    sin 5π/4 - sin3π/4
    = 2cos(π)sin(π/4)
    = 2(-1)(√2/2)
    = -√2

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