Algebra 2 (1st Edition)

Published by McDougal Littell
ISBN 10: 0618595414
ISBN 13: 978-0-61859-541-9

Chapter 14 Trigonometric Graphs, Identities, and Equations - 14.7 Apply Double-Angle and Half-Angle Formulas - 14.7 Exercises - Skill Practice - Page 960: 37


$x=\pm \dfrac{4 \pi}{3}+4k \pi; k \in z$

Work Step by Step

$ 2 \cos \dfrac{x}{2}+1=0$ This gives: $ 2 \cos \dfrac{x}{2}=-1$ and $\cos \dfrac{x}{2}=-\dfrac{1}{2}$ or, $\dfrac{x}{2}=\pm \dfrac{2 \pi}{3}+2 k \pi; k \in z$ Hence, we have $x=\pm \dfrac{4 \pi}{3}+4k \pi; k \in z$
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