I have a trig equation that has both sin and cos in it, and I have no clue how to solve it.

I know how to solve it with one (move the numbers to the right, do the inverse), but not with two.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?

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- Dec 28th 2010, 05:22 AMwatpSolving Trig Equations
I have a trig equation that has both sin and cos in it, and I have no clue how to solve it.

I know how to solve it with one (move the numbers to the right, do the inverse), but not with two.

Can anyone point me in the right direction? - Dec 28th 2010, 05:26 AMProve It
Use the identity .

Then rearrange to get a quadratic equation in that you can solve. - Dec 28th 2010, 05:52 AMwatp
Thanks for the speedy reply.

I'm not quite sure what you mean. Where does the square come from in sin x? By quadratic equation, do you mean ? - Dec 28th 2010, 05:58 AMe^(i*pi)
That's the discriminant. A quadratic equation is of the form