I am given a righ-triangle, where the h = sqroot(17), a =1, and b = 4. I am suppose to find the exact value of the trigonometric sin 4x. So, I use the double angle formula, and what results is 2 sin 2x cos 2x. Then, I use the the double angle formulas again, and get
2[(2 sin x cos x)(1 - sin^2 x)]. After inputing the ratios for the angles, provided from the dimensions of the right-triangle, I get 256/289 as my exact answer; yet, the true
answer--according to the book--is 240/289. Does anyone see where I went wrong?