Polarization Problem

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Homework Statement



Two polarizers are oriented at 62° to one another. Light polarized at a 31° angle to each polarizer passes through both. What reduction in intensity takes place?
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Homework Equations


I=IoCos^2((-))


The Attempt at a Solution


Tried suing the above equation, and got 16%. I don't know how to deal with the fact that light that did not go through the first polarizer is hitting the second one> Please help. Thank you
 

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Doc Al
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Tried suing the above equation, and got 16%.
Sounds good to me.
I don't know how to deal with the fact that light that did not go through the first polarizer is hitting the second one
What do you mean?
 

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