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Ive run into a point I cant seem to figure out. Where do I go from where I stopped at cos^2(x/2)= 6/14??

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- Jun 27th 2010, 03:28 PMninobrn99having trouble with a 1/2 angle
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Ive run into a point I cant seem to figure out. Where do I go from where I stopped at cos^2(x/2)= 6/14??

http://www.mathhelpforum.com/math-he...isc/pencil.png - Jun 27th 2010, 04:25 PMskeeter
- Jun 27th 2010, 04:28 PMninobrn99
okay, Im not crazy then. I came up with that b4, but it wasn't one of my answer choices. Since x is in quad 2, then cos is neg and sin is posi.

Thank you. - Jun 27th 2010, 04:57 PMskeeter
- Jun 28th 2010, 03:20 AMninobrn99
Ive been staring at this problem and cant figure out what to do from there. I would think to set cos(1/2x)=-(sqrt3/7) but that doesnt work out either.

- Jun 28th 2010, 07:20 AMskeeter
if $\displaystyle 90 < x < 180$ , then $\displaystyle 45 < \frac{x}{2} < 90$ ... so $\displaystyle \cos\left(\frac{x}{2}\right) =$ ?

- Jun 28th 2010, 01:36 PMninobrn99
Got it! Ugh, I've been going at this solo this past weekend trying to get ahead and was finally shown today what you meant. Thank you again for the help!