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    Unhappy Finding value of sin(theta) from value of cos(theta).

    I've been staring at this question...for so long.

    if cos/theta = 1/3 , find the value of 6sin^2/theta - 6
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    Use the Pythagorean Identity:

    \displaystyle \sin^2{\theta} + \cos^2{\theta} = 1.

    Substitute \displaystyle \cos{\theta} and then rearrange.
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    Thanks for the tip!!
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