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Solve: tan2x + tan x = 0 
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Apr2309, 11:13 AM

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Solve: tan2x + tan x = 0 I have no idea on how to solve this one =/ 


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Apr2309, 11:20 AM

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Apr2309, 11:47 AM

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My first inclination would be to take the graph of tan(x), and look visually for a solution (there are likely more than one, but I'd look for the first with x>0.
Then I'd try to use the definition of tan(x) in terms of right triangles to try to get an intuition for how to solve it. If necessary, I'd look into trig substitutions to help solve it, but you might be able to just do it with triangles. Give it a go.... 


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Apr2309, 11:55 AM

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Solve: tan2x + tan x = 0



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Apr2309, 01:24 PM

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oo would I use the trig identity of: tan(2x) = 2tanx/1tan^2x ?
how would that factor out though =/ ? 


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