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Solutions to Topic 10 Add, Subt, Double-Angle Formulas

# Solutions to Topic 10 Add, Subt, Double-Angle Formulas

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Published by: Marc Lambert on Nov 21, 2012

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TOPIC 10
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SUM, DIFFERENCE, AND DOUBLE-ANGLE IDENTITIES
We begin our study of the sum, difference, and double-angle identities by considering the statement
Is this true?
Use your calculator to check.
Alberta Ed Learning Outcome:

Prove Trigonometric Identities using:-

Reciprocal Identities - Quotient

Identities - Pythagorean Identities

-

Sum or Difference
Identities -
Double-Angle
Identities. [R, T, V]

Explore 1
Refer to the special triangles provided to label the sides AE and EF.
Determine the scale factor by which the special triangle is multiplied to obtain AE.
Use the scale factor to determine and label the sides AB and BE.
(exact values)

Identifying a formula
for
/
and
/
The Trigonometric Addition / Subtraction Formulas:
1.

Determine the sides and angles for triangle FCE.2.

Identify and label the angles equal to () and ().3.

Determine the sides for triangle ADF.4.

Use the completed diagram to determine the exact value of
that is,
and .5.

Determine the exact value of
that is,
and .

Explore 2
Refer back to the special triangles and the diagram you completed on the previous page.
Use the diagram to find the exact value of
that is,
and

.

Use the special triangles / exact values of and to again evaluateand , this time usin the formulas.
Verifying the formulas

/
Explore 3
Refer to the addition / subtraction formulas provided
To develop a formula for , use the provided formula for , with and
Make both angles equal, and add them
Repeat this process for ) and
Developing Formulas
for
, and

Simplifying an expression
–
such as
(Here we can use the identities for ) and ) to simplify)

Solving an equation such as ;
(Here we can use the identity to be able to factor and solve for .
oror
Connect
The addition/subtraction/double-angle formulas for , , and are allprovided on your formula sheet.Common types of problems include:

Simplifying an expression such as to a single term
Solution: Pattern is that of ), with andSo,

Determining the exact value of an expression - such as
(where the indicated angle is
not
a unit circle angle, but can be expressed as the sum or difference of two angles that
are
on the unit circle!)

Proving an identity
–
such as
Here we can use the identity , a complete proof is provided in question#10 below

Solution - Split into two unit circleangles such as:Then re-write using the applicable formula:

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