I was looking through a solution someone on here posted to a q and I'm not sure I follow...
Can someone pls explain the highlighted step and how you'd go on from there?
( Original post by Horizontal 8)
STEP I question 3
Hence no solutions arise from this.
So we use
to find the other angles.
Cosx is -ve for
when considering 0<x<2pi
Therefore the angles that we want are:
And this is equal to
hmm I still don't understand why you wouldn't just use the cosx instead of cos(-x) to work through the remainder of the question???
oh of course! got it, thank you
( Original post by z0tx)
I think it is because the interval you are dealing with in the equation is
. The absolute value gives two possibilities. Since
, you rule it out and use the other (positive) value, which is
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