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RedCherry786
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If you had
9cosx and needed to multiply it with 2sinxcosx,
would it be wrong to say that equals:

18sinxcos^2x
(18sinx cos squared x)

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It would not be wrong.
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It would not be wrong.
By which you mean it would be right. :p:
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So generally in all terms, the number before the trig function can still be used for another when multiplying?

eg. 6cosx x 5tanxsinx
would give
30cosxtanxsinx per se?
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And thank you
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(Original post by RedCherry786)
So generally in all terms, the number before the trig function can still be used for another when multiplying?

eg. 6cosx x 5tanxsinx
would give
30cosxtanxsinx per se?
That's correct but do make sure to simplify things as much as possible.
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Yes, but of course, tan x cos =sin...so it would be 30sin^2x :P
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Think of basic algebra rules:

abc x def = abcdef in any order.

So 6cosx x 5tanxsinx is like ab x cde = acbde

6cosx x 5tanxsinx = 30.cosx.tanx.sinx
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