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: 74


$\sin 8x=2\sin 4x \cos 4x$

Work Step by Step

Start with the left side, rewrite $8x$ as $2*4x$, and then use the double-angle formula $\sin 2s=2 \sin s \cos s$ with $s=4x$: $\sin 8x$ $=\sin (2*4x)$ $=2\sin 4x \cos 4x$ Since this equals the right side, the identity is proven.
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