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Homework Help: Calc 3 Factoring a Trig equation

  1. Oct 21, 2008 #1
    can you somehow factor the following equation ? sqrt(9sin^2(t)+16cos^2(t)+1/4)
     
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  3. Oct 21, 2008 #2

    mathman

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    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.
     
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