# how to prove arcsin(0.5)+arcsine(1/3) = arcsin((2(2^0.5)+3)/6)

• Jun 8th 2010, 03:46 PM
sunset
how to prove arcsin(0.5)+arcsine(1/3) = arcsin((2(2^0.5)+3)/6)
hi I NEED help on my A Level maths i am confused on ,
how to prove arcsin(0.5)+arcsine(1/3) = arcsin((2(2^0.5)+3)/6)

really appreciate it if you could help

Sunset
• Jun 9th 2010, 05:23 AM
skeeter
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Originally Posted by sunset
hi I NEED help on my A Level maths i am confused on ,
how to prove arcsin(0.5)+arcsine(1/3) = arcsin((2(2^0.5)+3^0.5)/6)

really appreciate it if you could help

Sunset

let $a = \arcsin\left(\frac{1}{2}\right)$

$\sin{a} = \frac{1}{2}$ ... $\cos{a} = \frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}$

$b = \arcsin\left(\frac{1}{3}\right)
$

$\sin{b} = \frac{1}{3}$ ... $\cos{b} = \frac{2\sqrt{2}}{3}$

$\sin(a+b) = \sin{a}\cos{b} + \cos{a}\sin{b}$

$\sin(a+b) = \frac{1}{2} \cdot \frac{2\sqrt{2}}{3} + \frac{\sqrt{3}}{2} \cdot \frac{1}{3}$

$\sin(a+b) = \frac{2\sqrt{2} + \sqrt{3}}{6}$

$a+b = \arcsin\left(\frac{2\sqrt{2} + \sqrt{3}}{6}\right)
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