Precalculus : Half-Angle Identities

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Example Question #4 : Double And Half Angle Identities

Compute

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

A useful trigonometric identity to remember for this problem is 

or equivalently,

If we substitute  for , we get

Example Question #5 : Double And Half Angle Identities

Compute 

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

A useful trigonometric identity to remember is 

If we plug in  into this equation, we get

We can divide the equation by 2 to get

Example Question #6 : Double And Half Angle Identities

Using the half-angle identities, which of the following answers best resembles ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Write the half angle identity for sine.

Since we are given , the angle is equal to .  Set these two angles equal to each other and solve for .

Substitute this value into the formula.

 

Example Question #7 : Double And Half Angle Identities

Let  and  two reals. Given that:

What is the value of:

?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

We have:

 and : 

 

(1)-(2) gives:

Knowing from the above formula that:( take a=b in the formula above)

This gives:

Example Question #1 : Half Angle Identities

Let , , and  be real numbers. Given that:

What is the value of  in function of ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

We note first, using trigonometric identities that: 

This gives:

Since, 

We have :

Example Question #2 : Half Angle Identities

Using the fact that,

 .

What is the result of the following sum:

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

We can write the above sum as :

 

From the given fact, we have :

and we have : .

 

 

This gives :

 

 

Example Question #3 : Half Angle Identities

Compute  in function of .

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Using trigonometric identities we have :

 and we know that:

This gives us :

Hence:

Example Question #4 : Half Angle Identities

Given that :

Let,

What is  in function of ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

We will use the given formula :

We have in this case:

 

Since we know that :

 

This gives :

Example Question #5 : Half Angle Identities

Using the fact that  , what is the result of the following sum:

 
Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

We can write the above sum as :

From the given fact, we have :

This gives us :

 

Therefore we have:

 

Example Question #8 : Half Angle Identities

Let be real numbers. If  and

What is the value of in function of   ?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Using trigonometric identities we know that :

This gives :

We also know that 

This gives :

 

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