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**brandonb122** Solve the equation over the intervals [0,2pi)

3cosx + 3 = 2sin²x

2sin²x - 3cosx - 3 = 0 Put it all on one side

**2**-2cos²x - 3cosx - 3 = 0 Used the pythagorean identity that Sin²x + Cos²x = 1

-2cos²x - 3cosx - 2 = 0 Combined the integers

From here i was confused because it doesn't factor into two binomials due to -cos²x being negative. So.. i made -cos²x positive using the even/odd identity. I am not sure if that is right.

(2cosx + 1)(cosx - 2) = 0 Used even/odd identity

So cosx = -1/2, 2

2pi/3, 4pi/3 My answer, didn't know what to do with the 2

Is this correct?