March 11th, 2011, 03:20 PM  #1 
Member Joined: Apr 2010 Posts: 46 Thanks: 1  Simple Trig
Simplify the following as much as possible: I get that the top simplifies to , but the bottom isn't pretty and I'm not sure what to do with it. Could anyone help me out? 
March 11th, 2011, 03:52 PM  #2  
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March 11th, 2011, 05:32 PM  #3 
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Thankyou! I got the numerator, but my method of finding cos3x gave me and somehow I didn't get that that was equal to 
March 12th, 2011, 02:51 PM  #4 
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If you can't find your mistakes, we can identify them if you post your work here.

March 12th, 2011, 05:14 PM  #5 
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By using the right trigonometric identities, you should be able to arrive at the correct answer.


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