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Prove that

tan 8θ - tan 6θ - tan 2θ = (tan 8θ)(tan 6θ)(tan 2θ)

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Proof

*Last edited by Agnishom (2014-05-04 22:20:19)*

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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hi Agnishom,

Nice solution! But check line 5 out of 6.

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**ShivamS****Member**- Registered: 2011-02-07
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Agnishom wrote:

Prove that

tan 8θ - tan 6θ - tan 2θ = (tan 8θ)(tan 6θ)(tan 2θ)

I haven't looked at your proof, but here's what I would do:

tan8θ - tan6θ - tan2θ

= tan8θ-(tan6θ + tan2θ)

= tan8θ - tan(6θ + 2θ)(1 - tan6θ * tan2θ)

= tan8θ - tan8θ * (1 - tan6θ * tan2θ)

= tan8θ(1 - 1 + tan6θ * tan2θ)

= tan8θ * tan6θ * tan2θ

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Fixed it, Bob

Shivam, That is the same thing I've done. Thanks for helping, though.

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**bob bundy****Moderator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Bob

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