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    trigo >find angles

    0* to 350*, find A
    1. sin5A=sin3A
    2.cos4A+cos2A=cos3A

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    Show, without using a calculator, that 〖Tan〗^(-1)4 -〖 Tan〗^(-1) 3/5 = π/4
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    Quote Originally Posted by sanikui View Post
    0* to 350*, find A
    1. sin5A=sin3A
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    General solution:

    Case 1: 5A = 3A + 2n \pi where n is an integer. Therefore A = \, ....

    Case 2: 5A = (\pi - 3A) + 2n\pi where n is an integer. Therefore A = \, ....

    In each case substitute values of n that give values of A that lie in the given domain
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    Quote Originally Posted by sanikui View Post
    0* to 350*, find A
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    2.cos4A+cos2A=cos3A

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    You know that \cos (x + y) + \cos (x - y) = 2 \cos x \cos y. Substitute x = 3A and y = A: \cos (4A) + \cos (2A) = 2 \cos (3A) \cos (A). Therefore the equation can be re-written as:

    2 \cos (3A) \cos (A) = \cos (3A) \Rightarrow \cos (3A) ( 2 \cos (A) - 1) = 0.

    I'm sure you can continue the solution from here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sanikui View Post
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    Inverse Trigonometric Functions
    Show, without using a calculator, that 〖Tan〗^(-1)4 -〖 Tan〗^(-1) 3/5 = π/4
    Let \tan^{-1} (4) = \alpha \Rightarrow \tan \alpha = 4.

    Let \tan^{-1} \left( \frac{3}{5} \right) = \beta \Rightarrow \tan \beta = \frac{3}{5}.

    Then you have to show that \alpha - \beta = \frac{\pi}{4}.

    Now note that \tan (\alpha -\beta) = \frac{\tan \alpha - \tan \beta}{1 + \tan \alpha \tan \beta} = \frac{4 - \frac{3}{5}}{1 + (4)\left( \frac{3}{5}\right)} = \frac{20 - 3}{5 + 12} = 1.

    Therefore \alpha - \beta = \tan^{-1} (1).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr fantastic View Post
    General solution:

    Case 1: 5A = 3A + 2n \pi where n is an integer. Therefore A = \, ....

    Case 2: 5A = (\pi - 3A) + 2n\pi where n is an integer. Therefore A = \, ....

    In each case substitute values of n that give values of A that lie in the given domain
    This i till cant understand...can explain more clearly?
    Next 2 question i can get ur mean.Thx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mr fantastic View Post
    General solution:

    Case 1: 5A = 3A + 2n \pi where n is an integer. Therefore A = \, ....

    Case 2: 5A = (\pi - 3A) + 2n\pi where n is an integer. Therefore A = \, ....

    In each case substitute values of n that give values of A that lie in the given domain
    My mistake. I was using radians instead of degrees.

    Case 1: It should be obvious that if \sin (5A) = \sin (3A) then either 5A = 3A or the angles 5A and 3A differ by an integer multiple of 360^0.

    So 5A = 3A + 360^0 n where n is an integer.


    Case 2: You should know that \sin x = \sin (180^0 - x). Therefore \sin (3A) = \sin (180^0 - 3A).

    So the equation can be written \sin (5A) = \sin (180^0 - 3A).

    Using the same logic that gave Case 1, it should be obvious that either 5A = (180^0 - 3A) or the angles 5A and (180^0 - 3A) differ by an integer multiple of 360^0.

    So 5A = (180^0 - 3A) + 360^0 n where n is an integer.


    In each case, substitute the values of n into the general solutions that give values of A lying in the domain 0^0 \leq A \leq 350^0.
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    Oic...know liaw....thx Mr.fantastic~!!
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