Hi,
I have the equation 2cos^2x-sinx-1=0, and when I put 1-sin^2 in place of cos^2 I'm left with two options before factoring, either multiply by -1 to get rid of the negative in front of 2sin^2 or leave it as is. I find that if I multiply by -1, I get the correct answer of (2sin-1)(sin+1), but if I leave it negative, I get (-2sin-1)(sin-1). Is this possible, or did I make an algebra mistake?
Thanks,
Kevin