$\displaystyle (1+cosA)(1+cosB)(1+cosY)=(1-cosA)(1-cosB)(1-cosY)

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Show tht one of the values of each member of this equality is sinA sinB sinY.

plss explain with all the steps as i m in 10th std.....

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- Sep 26th 2009, 08:58 AMSanjana DasGiven that:
$\displaystyle (1+cosA)(1+cosB)(1+cosY)=(1-cosA)(1-cosB)(1-cosY)

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Show tht one of the values of each member of this equality is sinA sinB sinY.

plss explain with all the steps as i m in 10th std..... - Sep 26th 2009, 09:23 AMGrandad
Hello Sanjana DasMultiply both sides by $\displaystyle (1+\cos A)(1+\cos B)(1+\cos Y)$, noting that, on the RHS, $\displaystyle (1-\cos A)(1+\cos A) = (1-\cos^2A), ...$ etc:

$\displaystyle (1+\cos A)^2(1+\cos B)^2(1+\cos Y)^2=(1-\cos^2A)(1-\cos^2B)(1-\cos^2Y)$

Can you complete it now? (Hint: $\displaystyle 1-\cos^2A=\sin^2A$)

Grandad - Sep 26th 2009, 09:24 AMSanjana Das