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    Trig Integrals...

    It can be determined without the use of a calculator that the antiderivative of (sinx)^5 is -cosx + (2/3)(cosx)^3 - (1/5)(cosx)^5 + c. However, one calculator claims that the answer is -cosx + (2/3)(cosx)^3 - (1/5)(cosx)^5, whilst another claims the answer is [-(150cosx + 3cos5x - 25cos3x]/240. Show that, with the exception of the fact that the calculator displays do not show the constant, the three expressions are the same.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SinCosTan View Post
    It can be determined without the use of a calculator that the antiderivative of (sinx)^5 is -cosx + (2/3)(cosx)^3 - (1/5)(cosx)^5 + c. However, one calculator claims that the answer is -cosx + (2/3)(cosx)^3 - (1/5)(cosx)^5, whilst another claims the answer is [-(150cosx + 3cos5x - 25cos3x]/240. Show that, with the exception of the fact that the calculator displays do not show the constant, the three expressions are the same.
    You need to apply standard trig identities to -cosx + (2/3)(cosx)^3 - (1/5)(cosx)^5 and show that, within a constant, it is equal to [-(150cosx + 3cos5x - 25cos3x]/240.

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