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    Equation help

    Hello i have problems solving this one



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    x= π/4 + k π/2

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    note that \displaystyle \sin^2{u} = \frac{1 - \cos(2u)}{2}


    \displaystyle \frac{1 - \cos{x}}{1 - \cos{2x}} = 1 - \cos{x}<br />

    since \sin{x} \ne 0 , \cos{x} \ne 1 ...

    \displaystyle \frac{1}{1 - \cos(2x)} = 1

    \cos(2x) = 0

    \displaystyle 2x = \frac{\pi}{2} + k\pi \, ; \, k \in \mathbb{Z}

    \displaystyle x =  \frac{\pi}{4} + \frac{k\pi}{2}
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    Hi i understand but at the end why

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    and not
    2x= π/2 + 2 k π

    i can't understand that part ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by pauline View Post
    Hi i understand but at the end why

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    and not
    2x= π/2 + 2 k π

    i can't understand that part ...
    thank you
    because \cos{u} = 0 at \displaystyle u = \pm \frac{\pi}{2} \, , \, \pm \frac{3\pi}{2} \, , \, \pm \frac{5\pi}{2} \, , \, ...
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