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Help with secant problem

by ritwik06
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ritwik06
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May5-08, 01:16 PM
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1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Reduce to a single term:
I really have been spending a wretched time to solve that
tan (x/2)*(1+sec x)(1+sec 2x)(1+sec 4x)...................................(1+sec (2^n)x)


2. Relevant equations

tan (x/2)=2 tan (x/4) / 1- tan^2 (x/4)

can this ever help 1+tan^2=sec^2

3. The attempt at a solution

Please help!!!!!!!!!! me to get started
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xphloem
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May6-08, 08:08 AM
P: 10
Quote Quote by ritwik06 View Post
1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
Reduce to a single term:
I really have been spending a wretched time to solve that
tan (x/2)*(1+sec x)(1+sec 2x)(1+sec 4x)...................................(1+sec (2^n)x)


2. Relevant equations

tan (x/2)=2 tan (x/4) / 1- tan^2 (x/4)

can this ever help 1+tan^2=sec^2

3. The attempt at a solution

Please help!!!!!!!!!! me to get started
I hav got my answer. Moderators delete this thread!
BrendanH
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May6-08, 08:36 AM
P: 63
How did you do it?

Dick
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May6-08, 10:15 AM
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Help with secant problem

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I hav got my answer. Moderators delete this thread!
Why did ritwik06 post the question and xphloem ask for it to be deleted?


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