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1.If sin x + sin2x + sin3x= 1, then cos6x-4cos4x+8cos2x = (a) 2 (b) 1 (c) 3 (d) 4

1.If sin x + sin2x + sin3x= 1, then
cos6x-4cos4x+8cos2x =

(a) 2

(b) 1

(c) 3

(d) 4

Grade:11

1 Answers

SAGAR SINGH - IIT DELHI
879 Points
11 years ago

Dear student,

It's probably not in the spirit of the question but you can just solve that cubic numerically and get sin(x) = 0.5437. Then using cos^2(x) = 1- sin^2(x) you can easily evaluate it.

The answer will be 4.

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