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\[\sin^2(6)+\cos^2(12)+\cos^2(48)+\sin^2(66)\]
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simplify \[\sin^2(6)+\cos^2(12)+\cos^2(48)+\sin^2(66)\]
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Jonask Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[\sin^266=\sin^2(60+6)\]
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Jonask Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[\cos^248=\cos^24(12)\]
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Jonask Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[\sin^2(60+6)= (\sin 60\cos6+\sin6\cos60)^2\]
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Jonask Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[\cos^248=(\cos6012)^2=(\cos60\cos12+\sin60\sin12)^2\]
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calculusfunctions Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
You guys certainly know how to make life difficult don't you? LOL Here's a hint:\[\cos 2\theta =\cos ^{2}\theta \sin ^{2}\] \[\cos 2\theta =2\cos ^{2}\theta 1\] \[\cos 2\theta =12\sin ^{2}\theta\]and finally the mos famous identity of them all\[\sin ^{2}\theta +\cos ^{2}\theta =1\]Use these to help you simplify.
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calculusfunctions Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
For example:\[\cos ^{2}(12)=\cos ^{2}2(6)\]Hint!!!!!
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Jonask Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
this seems too long i cant cont. @calculusfunctions
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calculusfunctions Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
@Jonask it'ts not that you don't have the right idea. It's just that you're struggling with finding the most efficient method.
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Jonask Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
let \[\cos^212=(12\sin^26)^2\]
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calculusfunctions Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
NO, @Jonask give me a few minutes to type up and explain what you should have done with what you started because as I said, your mind was sort of in the right place. Alright?
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calculusfunctions Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Ye Yes sorry\[\cos ^{2}(12)=(12\sin ^{2}6)^{2}\]OK? Now as I said give me a few few minutes to type up an explanation as to where you went wrong with your previous idea. Alright?
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Jonask Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
good clean maths needs good variables
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Jonask Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
just a comment
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calculusfunctions Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
\[\cos ^{2}48°=[\cos (60°12°)]^{2}\] \[=(\cos 60°\cos 12°+ \sin 60°\sin 12°)^{2}\] \[=(\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }\cos 12°+\frac{ \sqrt{3} }{ 2 }\sin 12°)^{2}\] \[=\frac{ 1 }{ 4 }\cos ^{2}12°+2(\frac{ 1 }{ 2 })(\frac{ \sqrt{3} }{ 2 })\sin 12°\cos 12°+\frac{ 3 }{ 4 }\sin ^{2}12°\] \[=\frac{ 1 }{ 4 }\cos ^{2}12°+\frac{ \sqrt{3} }{ 4 }\sin 2(12°)+\frac{ 3 }{ 4 }\sin ^{2}12°\] Understand so far?
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Jonask Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yes its great
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calculusfunctions Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Similarly\[\sin ^{2}66°=[\sin (60°+6°)]^{2}\]Noting that\[\sin (A +B)=\sin A \cos B +\cos A \sin B\]Simplify\[\sin ^{2}66°\]Go ahead!
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calculusfunctions Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Make sure you show me all the steps like I did.
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Jonask Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[(\sin60\cos6+\sin6\cos60)^2\] \[(\frac{ \sqrt{3} }{ 2 }\cos6+\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }\sin6)^2\] \[\frac{ 3 }{ 4 }\cos^26+\frac{ \sqrt{3} }{ 4 }\sin6\cos6+\frac{ 1 }{ 4 }\sin^26\] \[\frac{ 3 }{ 4 }\cos^26+\frac{ \sqrt{3} }{ 4 }(\frac{ 1 }{ 2 }\sin2(6)+\frac{ 1 }{ 4 }\sin^26\]
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Jonask Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
\[1\frac{ 3 }{ 4 }=\frac{ 1 }{ 4 }\]
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calculusfunctions Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
We could have also used the fact that\[\sin 18°=\frac{ \sqrt{5}1 }{ 4 }\]and\[\cos 36°=\frac{ \sqrt{5}+1 }{ 4 }\]These are less known. Are you familiar with them?
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experimentX Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
\[ \sin^26  \sin^2 12  \sin^2 48 +\sin^2 66 + 2 \] Arrange as \[ \sin^26 +\sin^2 66  \sin^2 12  \sin^2 48 + 2 \]
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calculusfunctions Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
So then I think this would work better because\[\sin ^{2}6°+\cos ^{2}12°+\cos ^{2}48°+\sin ^{2}66°=\sin ^{2}6°+\cos ^{2}12°+\cos ^{2}(36°+12°)+\sin ^{2}(60°+6°)\]This seems more efficient then previously.
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calculusfunctions Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
That last term is\[...\sin ^{2}(60°+6°)\]
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calculusfunctions Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
I don't think it's still the most efficient method. I think @experimentX 's method now seems easier. Let's see how that pans out.
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experimentX Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
change it into half angle formula \[ 2 4 ( \cos (12) + \cos (132) )  2 + 4 (\cos (24) + \cos (96)) + 2 \] seems that all values are in 120, 72,144 == 18, 36 ... that should solve it.
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RadEn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
anyway maybe like this : i think we can use the formulas : sin^2 x = (1cos2x)/2 and cos^2 x = (1+cos2x)/2 sin^2 (6)+cos^2 (12)+cos^2 (48)+sin^2 (66) = (1cos12)/2 + (1+cos24)/2 + (1+cos96)/2 + (1cos132)/2 = {4 + cos96 +cos24  (cos132+cos12)}/2 Hint : cosA + cosB = 2cos((A+B)/2)*cos((AB)/2) = {4 + 2cos60cos36  (2cos72cos60)}/2 = {4 + 2*1/2*cos36  2*cos72*1/2}/2 = {4 + cos36  cos72}/2 = {4 + cos36  cos2(36)}/2 = {4 + cos36  (2cos^2(36)  1)}/2 = {4 + cos36  2cos^2(36) + 1}/2 = {5 + cos36  2cos^2(36) }/2
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calculusfunctions Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
\[\sin \frac{ \theta }{ 2 }=\sqrt{\frac{ 1\cos \theta }{ 2 }}\]and\[\cos \frac{\theta }{ 2 }=\sqrt{\frac{ 1+\cos \theta }{ 2 }}\]This is what @experimentX meant by half angle formula.
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RadEn Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
the last, just put cos(36) = (sqrt(5) + 1)/4 like @calculusfunctions said before
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calculusfunctions Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.2
Any way you look at it the problem is tedious! @RadEn 's solution is also valid. The bottom line is we're all correct in our methods, and they all appear to be tedious! @RadEn I gave the medal to @experimentX earlier but you also clearly deserve it. I wish you could award a medal to more than one person.
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experimentX Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.3
well .. i think the same :)
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