Ok so heres the question, Prove: 1-cos2x-1/2cos^2x=sec^2x I got this far but i dont know what do after that 1-(2cos^2x-1)-1/2cos^2x Can ne one help me???
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anyone?????
do you really mean to the power of 2x ? maybe im not high enough in math yet then
Originally Posted by zarlock99 Prove: 1-cos2x-1/2cos^2x=sec^2x Your question is completely incomprehensible! Please, use parenthesis. May be that's why the question has not been quickly answered.
Originally Posted by Krizalid Your question is completely incomprehensible! Please, use parenthesis. May be that's why the question has not been quickly answered. Thats how it shows it in the question, there is no parenthesis. How the hell do u think that question is incomprehensible
algebraically you can add parenthesis where you need to, also it is hard to tell what is to what power and what is being divided by what, take a picture of it, that might help some of us
is the first 1 above, below, or just to the left of the rest of the problem?
Im trying to prove that the Left hand side equals the right hand side, thus all of that has to equal sec^2x
Originally Posted by zarlock99 $\displaystyle 1 - \frac{{\cos 2x - 1}} {{2\cos ^2 x}} = \sec ^2 x$ Okay, this makes more sense. Since $\displaystyle \cos 2x = 2\cos ^2 x - 1,$ the LHS becomes $\displaystyle 1 - \frac{{\cos ^2 x - 1}} {{\cos ^2 x}} = 1 - 1 + \frac{1} {{\cos ^2 x}} = \sec ^2 x.$ End of the history.
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