# double angle identity

• Mar 31st 2009, 07:20 AM
amanda0603
double angle identity
4sin2Xcos2X
A) 1/2sin16X
B) cos8X
C) cos4X
D)2sin4X

determine whether the equation is an identity. if an identity prove it.

(sinx+cosx)^2=1

find all solutions in [0,2pi)
tanxsecx=squareroot of 2.

2sinxcosx+cosx=0

thank you so much in advanced!!!!!
• Mar 31st 2009, 10:07 AM
Stonehambey
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Originally Posted by amanda0603
4sin2Xcos2X
A) 1/2sin16X
B) cos8X
C) cos4X
D)2sin4X

use $\sin 2x = 2\sin x \cos x$

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determine whether the equation is an identity. if an identity prove it.

(sinx+cosx)^2=1
Expand this and compare with $\sin^2 x + \cos^2 x = 1$, what can you deduce?

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find all solutions in [0,2pi)
tanxsecx=squareroot of 2.

Try using $\tan x = \frac{\sin x}{\cos x}$ and $\sec x = \frac{1}{\cos x}$

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2sinxcosx+cosx=0

thank you so much in advanced!!!!!
Pull out a $\cos x$ and solve each part individually (set them equal to zero)

Good luck :)