Calc 3 Factoring a Trig equation

1. Oct 21, 2008

lukasz08

can you somehow factor the following equation ? sqrt(9sin^2(t)+16cos^2(t)+1/4)

2. Oct 21, 2008

mathman

Using sin^2 + cos^2 =1, you can simplify the expression inside the sqrt in 2 ways (cos^2 only or sin^2 only with + constant for either). Try it and see if you can do something with it.