I have been teaching myself calculus and in the process came across this equation:- 1/2*sin x/2*cos x/2. Can somebody show me how to simplify it? I am sure it involves the identity sin 2x=2*sin x*cos x.

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- Jan 17th 2010, 01:34 AMp75213Simplify
I have been teaching myself calculus and in the process came across this equation:- 1/2*sin x/2*cos x/2. Can somebody show me how to simplify it? I am sure it involves the identity sin 2x=2*sin x*cos x.

- Jan 17th 2010, 02:00 AMProve It
- Jan 17th 2010, 02:24 AMp75213Many Thanks for the quick response.
I won't tell you how long I stuffed around with this. Tricky little bugger - but not so difficult when somebody shows you how. Text books that just give you the answer without showing you how it was arrived at drive me nuts.

- Jan 17th 2010, 06:03 PMProve It
Can you buy a solutions book that goes with your text book?

- Jan 17th 2010, 08:09 PMp75213
The solutions are given but sometimes the workings are very brief (important chunks missed out). In most cases I have been able to figure it out with the help of google. However it would be a time saver if everything was in the answer given without having to go searching on the internet.