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    Solve the following equations

    cos2(theta) = 1 - cos(theta) [-180, 180]

    sin^2(theta) = 2sin2(theta) [-180,180]

    2tan(theta) = sqrt3(1 - tan(theta)(1 + tan(theta)) [0,360]


    thanks, i keep getting the wrong answers
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    Quote Originally Posted by dno View Post
    cos2(theta) = 1 - cos(theta) [-180, 180]

    sin^2(theta) = 2sin2(theta) [-180,180]

    2tan(theta) = sqrt3(1 - tan(theta)(1 + tan(theta)) [0,360]
    \cos^2{t} = 1 - \cos{t}

    \cos^2{t} + \cos{t} - 1 = 0

    \cos{t} = \frac{-1 \pm \sqrt{5}}{2}


    \sin^2{t} = 2\sin(2t)

    \sin^2{t} = 4\sin{t}\cos{t}

    \sin^2{t} - 4\sin{t}\cos{t} = 0

    \sin{t}(\sin{t} - 4\cos{t}) = 0

    \sin{t} = 0

    \sin{t} = 4\cos{t}

    \tan{t} = 4


    2\tan{t} = \sqrt{3}(1 - \tan{t})(1 + \tan{t})

    2\tan{t} = \sqrt{3}(1 - \tan^2{t})

    2\tan{t} = \sqrt{3} - \sqrt{3}\tan^2{t}

    \sqrt{3}\tan^2{t} + 2\tan{t} - \sqrt{3} = 0

    (\sqrt{3}\tan{t} - 1)(\tan{t} + \sqrt{3}) = 0

    \tan{t} = \frac{1}{\sqrt{3}}

    \tan{t} = -\sqrt{3}
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