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    Sorry about that. Should be on now.
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    Are you sure this is C3? There isn't any integration in my C3 course that I've found.
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    You didn't integrate correctly.
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    Sorry about that. Should be on now.
    U have to use trigonometric identities to rewrite (cosx)^4. I would suggest using the double angle formula for cos(2x) however it isnt a one step process.

    Maybe rdk has a nicer method to use.
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    (Original post by Mystelle)
    Sorry about that. Should be on now.
    Use the reduction formula

    \cos^2 A = \displaystyle \frac{1}{2}(1+\cos 2A)
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    Which exam board are u? Perhaps we can tell u if u need to know this for c3 for ur exam board
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    cos4x

    cos2xcos2x

    {0.5{cos2x + 1}}2

    0.25{cos22x + 2cos2x + 1}

    can you continue ?
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    U have to use trigonometric identities to rewrite (cosx)^4. I would suggest using the double angle formula for cos(2x) however it isnt a one step process.

    Maybe rdk has a nicer method to use.
    There's a general reduction formula you can use but you still have to use it twice. There are also two identities you can use involving complex numbers, although the use of the identities doesn't actually require any knowledge of complex numbers.

     \displaystyle z+\frac{1}{z} = 2\cos \vartheta

    z^n +\displaystyle \frac{1}{z^n}=2\cos n\vartheta

    If you raise both sides of the first identity to the power of four and expand using the binomial theorem, and then pair up the terms using the second formula you can easily solve for \cos^4 \vartheta

    It's a long method and I wouldn't recommend it, but it's one you can use. Here's an example using OP's question

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    cos4x

    cos2xcos2x

    {0.5{cos2x + 1}}2

    0.25{cos22x + 2cos2x + 1}

    can you continue ?
    Thank you ever so much :cute:

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    Thank you ever so much :cute:

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