## anonymous 4 years ago prove that sin54-sin18=1/2

1. GoldRush18

0.80902-0.30902=0.5 or 1/2

2. GoldRush18

or should i say 0.5=1/2

3. anonymous

@GoldRush18 u have to prove it using trigonometric functions and rules , not using calculator :D

4. GoldRush18

oh ok

5. anonymous

Use cofunction identity.

6. anonymous

well i got cos36-sin18 and dont know what to do , can u prove it with explanation pls :)

7. anonymous

Idk if this helps, but Sin(3theta)=3Sin(theta)-4(Sin(theta))^3 I tried using it and I got - 4 sin³ 18 + 2 sin 18 - 1/2 = 0

8. blockcolder

Use this identity: $\sin A-\sin B=2 \cos{\frac{A+B}{2}}\sin{\frac{A-B}{2}}$

9. anonymous

thanks will do that :D @blockcolder

10. anonymous

thanks i got it now it should be like this 2cos(36)sin(18) and multiply by cos18/cos18 as it equals 1 so cos(36)sin(36)/cos(18) and then multiply by 2 and 1/2 so 1/2sin72/cos18 then use co function so sin72= cos18 1/2cos(18)/cos(18) cosines cancel each other so = 1/2

11. blockcolder

Good job! :)