Hi, I know its probably something really simple but does anyone know how I would go about proving that cosh(x+y)=coshxcoshy+sinhxsinhy ?
I would really appreciate a fast answer!
Prove cosh(x+y) = cosh(x)cosh(y) +sinh(x)sinh(y).
Righthand Side =
= [(e^x +e^-x)/2]*[e^y +e^-y)/2] +[(e^x -e^-x)/2]*[e^y -e^-y)/2]
= (1/4)[e^(x+y) +e^(x-y) +e^(-x+y) +e^(-x-y)] +(1/4)[e^(x+y) -e^(x-y) -e^(-x+y) +e^(-x-y)]
= (1/4)[e^(x+y) +e^(x-y) +e^(-x+y) +e^(-x-y) +e^(x+y) -e^(x-y) -e^(-x+y) +e^(-x-y)]
= (1/4)[2e^(x+y) +2e^(-x-y)]
= (1/4)[2e^(x+y) +2e^-(x+y)]
= (1/2)[e^(x+y) +e^-(x+y)]
= [e^(x+y) +e^-(x+y)]/2
= cosh(x+y)
= Lefthand Side.
Proven.
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Remember,
cosh(u) = (e^u +e^-u)/2
sinh(u) = (e^u -e^-u)/2