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    A few HW questions I dont get

    Using the conditions below
    sinA=3/4, A lies in quadrant 2
    CosB=12/13, B lies in quadrant 1

    Find the following:

    Cos (A+B) Tan(A-B)

    Cos B/2



    Solve the equation in th interval [0,2pie)

    2cos^2x-3cosx+1




    Use Half angle forumlas to find the exact value of the expression

    cos 22.5


    cos^2 75 - sin^2 75
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    Quote Originally Posted by slaying_ice View Post
    Using the conditions below
    sinA=3/4, A lies in quadrant 2
    CosB=12/13, B lies in quadrant 1

    Find the following:

    Cos (A+B) Tan(A-B)

    Cos B/2
    First:
    cos(A + B) = cos(A) cos(B) - sin(A) sin(B)

    Second:
    tan(A - B) = \frac{sin(A - B)}{cos(A - B)}

    tan(A - B) = \frac{sin(A)cos(B) - sin(B)cos(A)}{cos(A)cos(B) + sin(A)sin(B)}

    Now:
    sin(A) = \frac{3}{4} and is in the 2nd quadrant.

    Thus: cos(A) = -\sqrt{1 - sin^2(A)} = -\frac{1}{2}

    Again:
    cos(B) = \frac{12}{13} and is in the first quadrant.

    Thus: sin(B) = +\sqrt{1 - cos^2(B)} = \frac{5}{13}

    To the problems:
    cos(A + B) = cos(A) cos(B) - sin(A) sin(B)

    cos(A + B) = -\frac{1}{2} \cdot \frac{12}{13} - \frac{3}{4} \cdot \frac{5}{13} = -\frac{3}{4}

    tan(A - B) = \frac{sin(A)cos(B) - sin(B)cos(A)}{cos(A)cos(B) + sin(A)sin(B)}

    tan(A - B) = \frac{\frac{3}{4} \cdot \frac{12}{13} - \frac{5}{13} \cdot -\frac{1}{2}}{-\frac{1}{2} \cdot \frac{12}{13} + \frac{3}{4} \cdot \frac{5}{13}} = - \frac{46}{9}

    So
    cos(A + B) \cdot tan(A - B) = -\frac{3}{4} \cdot -\frac{46}{9} = \frac{23}{6}
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    cos \left ( \frac{B}{2} \right ) = \pm \sqrt{\frac{1 + cos(B)}{2}}

    cos \left ( \frac{B}{2} \right ) = \pm \sqrt{\frac{1 + \frac{12}{13}}{2}} = \pm \sqrt{\frac{25}{26}} = \pm \frac{5}{\sqrt{26}}

    Since B is in the 1st quadrant, so is B/2. Thus
    cos \left ( \frac{B}{2} \right ) = \frac{5 \sqrt{26}}{26}

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    Quote Originally Posted by slaying_ice View Post
    Solve the equation in th interval [0,2pie)

    2cos^2x-3cosx+1
    By the way, the Greek letter \pi is spelled "pi" not "pie."

    There's no equation to solve here!

    I'll assume you meant:
    2cos^2(x) - 3cos(x) + 1 = 0

    Let's simplify a bit: Let y = cos(x).
    The we have:
    2y^2 - 3y + 1 = 0

    This factors:
    (2y - 1)(y - 1) = 0

    So y = \frac{1}{2} or y = 1.

    Thus
    cos(x) = \frac{1}{2} ==> x = \frac{\pi}{3}, \frac{5 \pi}{3} rad

    or

    cos(x) = 1 ==> x = 0.

    So the full solution set on  [0, 2 \pi) is x = 0, \frac{\pi}{3}, \frac{5 \pi}{3}.

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    On the second problem you assumed correct on what the equation was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slaying_ice View Post
    Use Half angle forumlas to find the exact value of the expression

    cos 22.5


    cos^2 75 - sin^2 75
    The first one:
    cos(22.5) = cos \left ( \frac{45}{2} \right ) = \sqrt{ \frac{1 + cos(45)}{2} } = \sqrt{ \frac{1 + \frac{ \sqrt{2} }{2} }{2} } = \frac{ \sqrt{2 + \sqrt{2} }}{2}

    The second one actually isn't a half-angle formula, it's a double angle formula:
    cos(150) = cos(2 \cdot 75) = cos^2(75) - sin^2(75)

    and
    cos(150) = -cos(30) = -\frac{\sqrt{3}}{2}

    -Dan
    Last edited by topsquark; December 3rd 2006 at 04:33 PM.
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    The file you uploaded to solve the double angle problem isnt showing up. Plus I have a couple more problems that need to be solved if you dont mind


    Find the exact valuse of Sin2x Cos2x and tan 2x given tan=4/3 in the first quadrant.



    and


    Find the exact valuse of sin x/2 cos x/2 and tan x/2 when cosx= -5/13 and x is in the third quadrant


    Thank you

    ~Kyle
    Last edited by slaying_ice; December 3rd 2006 at 04:35 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slaying_ice View Post
    The file you uploaded to solve the double angle problem isnt showing up.
    I fixed it. Sorry about that.

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    Plus I have a couple more problems that need to be solved if you dont mind


    Find the exact valuse of Sin2x Cos2x and tan 2x given tan=4/3 in the first quadrant.



    and


    Find the exact valuse of sin x/2 cos x/2 and tan x/2 when cosx= -5/13 and x is in the third quadrant


    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by slaying_ice View Post
    Plus I have a couple more problems that need to be solved if you dont mind


    Find the exact valuse of Sin2x Cos2x and tan 2x given tan=4/3 in the first quadrant.
    tan(x) = \frac{4}{3} so

    sin(x) = sin \left ( tan^{-1} \left ( \frac{4}{3} \right ) \right )

    This is a 3 - 4 - 5 triangle, so
    sin(x) = \frac{4}{5}.

    Similarly:
    cos(x) = \frac{3}{5}

    So:
    sin(2x) = 2 sin(x) cos(x) = 2 \cdot \frac{4}{5} \cdot \frac{3}{5} = \frac{24}{25}

    cos(2x) = cos^2(x) - sin^2(x) = \left (\frac{4}{5} \right ) ^2 - \left ( \frac{3}{5} \right ) ^2 = \frac{7}{25}

    tan(2x) = \frac{sin(2x)}{cos(2x)} = \frac{ \frac{24}{25} }{ \frac{7}{25} } = \frac{24}{7}

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    Quote Originally Posted by slaying_ice View Post
    Find the exact valuse of sin x/2 cos x/2 and tan x/2 when cosx= -5/13 and x is in the third quadrant
    cos(x) = -\frac{5}{13}

    Thus
    sin \left ( \frac{x}{2} \right ) = \pm \sqrt{\frac{1 - cos(x)}{2}} = \pm \sqrt{ \frac{1 + \frac{5}{13}}{2} } = \pm \frac{3}{\sqrt{13}}

    Since x is 3rd quadrant, x/2 will be 2nd quadrant.
    Thus sin \left ( \frac{x}{2} \right ) = \frac{3 \sqrt{13}}{13}

    cos \left ( \frac{x}{2} \right ) = \pm \sqrt{\frac{1 + cos(x)}{2}} = \pm \sqrt{ \frac{1 - \frac{5}{13}}{2} } = \pm \frac{2}{\sqrt{13}}

    Again, since x/2 is 2nd quadrant:
    cos \left ( \frac{x}{2} \right ) = - \frac{2\sqrt{13}}{13}

    tan \left ( \frac{x}{2} \right ) = \frac{sin \left ( \frac{x}{2} \right )}{cos \left ( \frac{x}{2} \right )} = \frac{ \frac{3 \sqrt{13}}{13} }{ - \frac{2\sqrt{13}}{13} } = - \frac{3}{2}

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    Thank you very much you have saved me from homework doom
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    Quote Originally Posted by slaying_ice View Post
    Thank you very much you have saved me from homework doom
    But I LIKE Doom! (Doom, DoomII, etc...)

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