Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305071751
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-175-9

Chapter 7 - Section 7.3 - Double-Angle, Half-Angle, and Product-Sum Formulas - 7.3 Exercises - Page 561: 19



Work Step by Step

Use the half-angle formula, $\tan\frac{u}{2}=\frac{1-\cos u}{\sin u}$. $\tan 22.5^\circ$ $=\tan \frac{45^\circ}{2}$ $=\frac{1-\cos 45^\circ}{\sin 45^\circ}$ $=\frac{1-\frac{\sqrt{2}}{2}}{\frac{\sqrt{2}}{2}}$ $=\frac{(1-\frac{\sqrt{2}}{2})\frac{2}{\sqrt{2}}}{\frac{\sqrt{2}}{2}*\frac{2}{\sqrt{2}}}$ $=\frac{\frac{2}{\sqrt{2}}-1}{1}$ $=\sqrt{2}-1$
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