Originally Posted by
deltemis Hi guys, I'm having a little trouble with 2 problems.
The first is:
find all solutions to 2cos^2 theta + cos theta - 1 = 0, 0 <= theta <= 2pi, giving exact solutions
and the second is:
find all solutions to cos(2theta) + 5cos theta + 3 = 0, 0 <= theta <= 2pi, giving exact solutions
My problem is that I'm not sure as to how to approach and begin these problems. They look like I'm supposed to be using trig identities but when I tried that I simply confused myself.
Any help would be very much appreciated. Thanks in advanced.