Sin squared x formula

Identity is always true and is an equation in mathematics. It is like a = a , x = x , n = n and is trivially true like Pythagoras theorem for a right triangle, x2 = y2 + z2 As there are many trigonometric identities, you’ll find these ones in the list too.

Sin2 a = 1 – cos2 a

Sin squared x Examples

Find the value of sin a if cos a = 3/5?

Solution: Sin2 a = 1 – cos2a

= 1 – (3/5)2

= 1 – 9/25

= 16/25

Sin a = sqrt(16/25)

= 4/5

Find the value of cos a if sin a = /5?

Solution: Cos2 a = 1 – sin2a

= 1 – (3/5)2

= 1 – 9/25

= 16/25

Cos a = sqrt(16/25)

= ⅘

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Which of the following is the median of a set of observations?