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Im stuck into a large amount of revision for my P2 mock tommorow and have been fine until I came across this little question that I can't seem to answer properly...

1a) Given that: cos(X+30) = 3cos(X-30), prove that, tanX= -(sqrt3)/2

1b) Prove that, (1-cos2X) / (sin2X) = tanX

Any help on these would be much appreciated (and rewarded with rep)!!!

1a) Given that: cos(X+30) = 3cos(X-30), prove that, tanX= -(sqrt3)/2

1b) Prove that, (1-cos2X) / (sin2X) = tanX

Any help on these would be much appreciated (and rewarded with rep)!!!

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1a) Given that: cos(X+30) = 3cos(X-30), prove that, tanX= -(sqrt3)/2

**Leekey**)1a) Given that: cos(X+30) = 3cos(X-30), prove that, tanX= -(sqrt3)/2

4 sin x sin 30 = -2 cos x cos 30

sin x / cos x = -1/2 cos 30 / sin 30

tan x = -1/2 ((rt 3)/2)/(1/2 = - (rt 3) / 2

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1-cos(2x) = 2 sin^2 x.

So (1-cos2x) / sin 2x = 2sin^2 x / 2sinx cos x = sinx/cosx = tan x

So (1-cos2x) / sin 2x = 2sin^2 x / 2sinx cos x = sinx/cosx = tan x

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1b) Prove that, (1-cos2X) / (sin2X) = tanX

**Leekey**)1b) Prove that, (1-cos2X) / (sin2X) = tanX

sin 2x = 2 sin x cos x

=> (1-cos2x)/sin2x = (2 sinx sinx)/(2 sinx cosx) = sinx / cosx = tanx

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Im stuck into a large amount of revision for my P2 mock tommorow and have been fine until I came across this little question that I can't seem to answer properly...

1a) Given that: cos(X+30) = 3cos(X-30), prove that, tanX= -(sqrt3)/2

1b) Prove that, (1-cos2X) / (sin2X) = tanX

Any help on these would be much appreciated (and rewarded with rep)!!!

**Leekey**)Im stuck into a large amount of revision for my P2 mock tommorow and have been fine until I came across this little question that I can't seem to answer properly...

1a) Given that: cos(X+30) = 3cos(X-30), prove that, tanX= -(sqrt3)/2

1b) Prove that, (1-cos2X) / (sin2X) = tanX

Any help on these would be much appreciated (and rewarded with rep)!!!

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OK so elpaw will be recieving the rep for tonight BUT theone will be getting some some also because he was the first to reply with the answer to the second question!!!

Thankyou both very much, I can't believe that I couldn't do the first one. I can never prove the trig identities but I should have been able to use the sum and product formulae in the first one...ohhh well, back to revision...

Thankyou both very much, I can't believe that I couldn't do the first one. I can never prove the trig identities but I should have been able to use the sum and product formulae in the first one...ohhh well, back to revision...

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this is your lucky day. i have da intermediate maths mock paper 2 with me now.

**mikie**)this is your lucky day. i have da intermediate maths mock paper 2 with me now.

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OK so elpaw will be recieving the rep for tonight BUT theone will be getting some some also because he was the first to reply with the answer to the second question!!!

Thankyou both very much, I can't believe that I couldn't do the first one. I can never prove the trig identities but I should have been able to use the sum and product formulae in the first one...ohhh well, back to revision...

**Leekey**)OK so elpaw will be recieving the rep for tonight BUT theone will be getting some some also because he was the first to reply with the answer to the second question!!!

Thankyou both very much, I can't believe that I couldn't do the first one. I can never prove the trig identities but I should have been able to use the sum and product formulae in the first one...ohhh well, back to revision...

wooo i never cant get bak to revision once i get here or on internet, i always do this, i know i will regert later but i still do it or say cant help myself on it

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Have you noticed? The maths dudes always take up teh questions no matter what. Especially quick when rep is around.

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Have you noticed? The maths dudes always take up teh questions no matter what. Especially quick when rep is around.

**2776**)Have you noticed? The maths dudes always take up teh questions no matter what. Especially quick when rep is around.

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well i've solved my fair share of maths probs here (about 2 ), but have got jack all rep for it.......... not that it's that big a deal tho

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