Okay, so I was given the parametric equations of x = (cos(t))^2 and y = cos(t). So I found dy/dt = -sin(t) and dx/dt = -2sin(t)cos(t). This is where I am getting stuck, so I have the L = integral from 0 to 4pi (sqrt((dx/dt)^2+(dy/dt)^2)) , but I don't know how to simplify this to get the answer to the problem. Can anyone help, thanks!(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Homework Help: Stuck on arc length problem

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