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Aparna Tiwari Grade: 12

How does cos^2A+cos^2B+cos^2C+2cosAcosBcosC=1,where A,B,C are angles of triangles?

7 years ago

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Rathod Shankar AskiitiansExpert-IITB
69 Points

   Dear Aparna Tiwari,       


          2cosAcosBcosC =(2cosAcosB)cosC                               here A+B+C=pi=∏       thereforen  C=pi-(A+B)
                                =(cos(A + B) + cos(A - B))cosC
                                =cos(pi - C)cosC + cos(A - B)cos(pi - (A + B))
                                =-2cos^2C - 2cos(A + B)cos(A - B)

                                =-cos^2C - cos^2A + sin^2B


cos^2A+cos^2B+cos^2C+2cosAcosBcosC=cos^2A+cos^2B+cos^2C-cos^2C - cos^2A + sin^2B

                                                                              =   cos^2B+ sin^2B =1



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7 years ago
Lab Bhattacharjee
121 Points
As cos(A+B)=cos(pi-C)=-cos Cπ2
cos^2A+cos^2B+cos^2C=1+\cos^2A-\sin^2B+\cos^2C=1+cos(A+B)cos(A-B)+cos^2C=1-cos C cos(A-B)-cos C cos(A+B)
=1-cos C[cos(A+B)+cos(A-B)]=1-cos C(2ocs Acos B)
6 months ago
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