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    trig identities #2

    (sin^2(a)+2cos(a)-1)/(2+cos(a)-cos^2(a))
    simplify it please
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    Re: trig identities

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedb View Post
    (sin^2(a)+2cos(a)-1)/(2+cos(a)-cos^2(a))
    simplify it please
    Start by using \displaystyle \begin{align*} \sin^2{a} \equiv 1 - \cos^2{a} \end{align*} to convert it to something only in terms of cosines.
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