Find the solution of the equation if

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I have no idea what to do next?

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- March 24th 2009, 10:40 AMmj.alawami[SOLVED] Solving Trigonometric equations 2
Find the solution of the equation if

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I have no idea what to do next?

Thank you - March 24th 2009, 01:32 PMOpalg
That's a reasonable attempt, but the problem is that if you multiply through by tan(t) then you'll have a cubic equation in tan(t), which doesn't look promising.

A better strategy would be to use the fact that . Then the original problem becomes . That's a quadratic in sec(t), which you should be able to solve.