Hey guys Im new here and I am hoping I can get some help.

write the following as a product of sine and/or cosine of the angles sin (B+C-a) + sin (C+A-B) + sin (A+B-c)-sin (A+B+C)

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- Jan 5th 2009, 04:32 PMChrisBoshCosine/Sine
Hey guys Im new here and I am hoping I can get some help.

write the following as a product of sine and/or cosine of the angles sin (B+C-a) + sin (C+A-B) + sin (A+B-c)-sin (A+B+C) - Jan 5th 2009, 04:45 PMJhevon
just apply the addition formula for sine (and cosine) over and over

Recall: $\displaystyle \sin (\alpha + \beta ) = \sin \alpha \cos \beta + \sin \beta \cos \alpha$

and $\displaystyle \cos (\alpha + \beta ) = \cos \alpha \cos \beta - \sin \alpha \sin \beta$

Now, you have three terms in the sum for the angles. just apply the rules two at a time

example: $\displaystyle \sin (A + B + C) = \sin [(A + B) + C] = \sin (A + B) \cos C + \sin C \cos (A + B)$

and then you can apply the formulas i mentioned on $\displaystyle \sin (A + B)$ and $\displaystyle \cos (A + B)$ - Jan 5th 2009, 05:10 PMChrisBosh