# Trigonometry (re-moved to Precalc Math Homework)

• Crystal037
In summary, the equation for homework is sin2A=2sinAcosA. The second and third identities that you use are wrong.cos2A+1=2cos^2AcosA-1=2sin^2A. The answer must be 2 sin^2A.
Crystal037
Homework Statement: (cos2A -1)/sinA +sin2A/(cos2A+1)*cosA=__________________
Homework Equations: sin2A=2sinAcosA
cos2A+1=cos^2A
cos2A-1=sin^2A

(cos2A -1)/sinA +sin2A/(cos2A+1)*cosA
[cos^2(2A)-1 +2sin^2(A)cos^2(A)]/sinA(cos2A+1)
[-sin^2(2A) + 2sin^2(A)cos^2(A)]/sinA(cos2A+1)
I can't proceed any further.
The answer must be 2 sin^2A

The second and third identities that you use are wrong.

cos2A+1=2cos^2A
cos2A-1=2sin^2A
Yeah I typed it wrong.
But I am still not getting the answer.
Give me a hint on how to proceed.
(cos2A -1)/sinA +sin2A/(cos2A+1)*cosA
[cos^2(2A)-1 +2sin^2(A)cos^2(A)]/sinA(cos2A+1)
[-sin^2(2A) + 2sin^2(A)cos^2(A)]/sinA(cos2A+1)

Your second identity has the wrong sign. ##\cos(2A) -1 = -2\sin^2(A)##

[cos^2(2A)-1 +2sin^2(A)cos^2(A)]/sinA(cos2A+1)
=[cos^2(2A)-1 + sin^2(2A)/2]/sinA(cos2A+1)
=[cos^2(2A)-1]/2sinA(cos2A+1)
=[cos(2A)-1]/2sinA
=-2sin^2A/2sin(A)
=-sinA
But this isn't correct when I put some values of A for eg. 90 degrees and 45 degrees

FactChecker
That is the correct answer. I don't know where the proposed answer of ##2\sin^2(A)## in the original post came from.

The answer 2sin^2(A) was given as the answer in the book. But when I put any value of A, like 90 I don't get the LHS and RHS EQUAL. Also when I put A=90 in the answer I got I didn't get LHS = RHS

Right. Something is wrong there. Those two are not identical.

Can you please tell me where's the mistake

Crystal037 said:
Can you please tell me where's the mistake
Make sure that you read the problem correctly. You got the right answer and it is not what you expected from your problem statement. Maybe the book is wrong.

What do you mean? Elaborate

Functions f and g are identical. Function h is not the same as function f.

Crystal037
but f( 90 degrees )=-2 when solved through the LHS part, then why in the graph it is-1

You tell me. Are you sure that you are handling the zero of the denominator ##(\cos(2A)+1)## correctly? Actually, the function f is not defined at 90 degrees, but it can be smoothly extended to include that point.

How come the L.H.S of an equation is not defined for a point but the RHS value is. Then both the functions are not equal and our equality shouldn't hold

Consider e.g. ##\displaystyle \frac{x^2}{x} = x##. Is this equation always true? It looks so - but for x=0 the left hand side is undefined while the right hand side is 0. Everywhere else the equation is true, so the two sides are still "sort of" equal. Equal at every point where the left hand side is defined.

Crystal037 and FactChecker
@Crystal037, Division by zero is not defined. When one starts with a function like ## f(x) = \frac {x^2} x ## then, to be accurate, he should specify what to do about ##x=0##. Like specifying that ##f## is not defined for ##x=0##, or ##f(0) = 0##, or ##f(0) = 3.14159##. That information should be retained if the function is later reduced to ##h(x) = x##.
The same is true of the original function in this thread. To be picky, all the values of A where there would be a division by zero should be ruled out of the definition or function values should be specified. In any case, your calculation of ##f( 90 degrees )=-2## does not fit in smoothly with the rest of the function.

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Crystal037
Ok thanks

## 1. What is trigonometry?

Trigonometry is a branch of mathematics that deals with the relationship between the sides and angles of triangles. It is often used to solve problems in geometry, physics, and engineering.

## 2. What are the basic trigonometric functions?

The basic trigonometric functions are sine, cosine, and tangent. These functions represent the ratios of the sides of a right triangle and are used to find missing side lengths and angles.

## 3. What is the unit circle and how is it related to trigonometry?

The unit circle is a circle with a radius of 1 unit, centered at the origin of a coordinate plane. It is used in trigonometry to understand the values of trigonometric functions at different angles, and it provides a visual representation of these values.

## 4. How is trigonometry used in real life?

Trigonometry has many practical applications in real life, such as in architecture, navigation, and surveying. It is also used in fields such as astronomy, physics, and engineering to solve problems involving angles and distances.

## 5. What are some common trigonometric identities?

Some common trigonometric identities include the Pythagorean identities, double angle identities, and sum and difference identities. These identities are used to simplify expressions and solve trigonometric equations.

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