December 19th, 2018, 08:38 AM  #1 
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Hello, I recently came here invited by a friend of mine into the forum, bless who can give me as much as details about this ^^ 1) Solve in R cos(3x)=1/2 2) Calculate cos(3x) according to cos(x) Last edited by skipjack; December 19th, 2018 at 12:04 PM. 
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For 2) you will need to use the identities \begin{align}\cos{(A+B)} &= \cos{(A)}\cos{(B)}  \sin{(A)}\sin{(B)} \\ \sin{(A+B)} &= \sin{(A)}\cos{(B)} + \cos{(A)}\sin{(B)} &\text{and} \\ \cos^2{(A)} + \sin^2{(A)} &= 1\end{align} to turn $(3x)$ into $(2x + x)$, $(2x)$ into $(x + x)$ and finally eliminate $\sin^2{(x)}$ from the result.  

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