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Homework Help: Problem with using Power-Reducing Trigonometric identities

  1. Jan 24, 2012 #1
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  3. Jan 24, 2012 #2


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    What are you trying to reduce it to?
  4. Jan 24, 2012 #3
    until there are no terms with a power greater than 1
  5. Jan 24, 2012 #4


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    Then you can just replace tan by sin/cos in your third line and multiply out and you will have no term whose power is greater than one.
  6. Jan 24, 2012 #5
    Thanks! I was over complicating it, like usual.
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