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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hello everyone,

I need help with trigonometric equations, a link to math is fun would be great. But first, could anyone help me with this question? A step-by-step answer would be great. Thanks in advance.

Solve the following trigonometric equations for

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*Last edited by David (2014-06-06 03:56:39)*

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First, you've to transform this into an equation of sines. Then, apply the submultiple angle formulae.

I'll do this once I am back from the bookstore.

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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ty

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**liuv****Member**- Registered: 2006-05-14
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Please post the answer that you originally attached with the first post.

I'm not sure if you want a numerical solution or an exact one.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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The 300° is just an approximation is it not?

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How did he get 75 there?

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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I am not sure, but he should replace the = with ≈ in his work.

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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Wait, I will upload a image.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

That says 1 / 2 not 1 / 4.

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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oops...

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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using edited version

cos (x/2) = 1/4

Cos2A = 2.cos^2 (A) -1

cos(x) = 2 x (1/4)^2 - 1 = - 7/8

then use acos

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Does using acos give you any exact value?

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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no. I don't think you can get an exact value easily here.

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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Could you explain a little bit? ty.

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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sec = 1/cos so invert the equation.

Then use the double angle formula:

The rest is arithmetic.

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**David****Member**- From: Bumpkinland
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Thanks Bob and everyone. Is the double angle formula on mif?

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The double angle formula can be derived with the compound angle formula

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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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**bob bundy****Administrator**- Registered: 2010-06-20
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Off-line for a while. I'll be back.

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These identities are a pain.

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**liuv****Member**- Registered: 2006-05-14
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bobbym wrote:

The 300° is just an approximation is it not?

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