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+ | We know that <math>\sin^2\alpha+\cos^2\alpha=1</math>, so: | ||

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+ | <math>(\sin^2\alpha+\cos^2\alpha)^2=1^2</math> | ||

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+ | <math>\sin^4\alpha+2\sin^2\alpha\cos^2\alpha+\cos^4\alpha=1</math> | ||

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+ | But remember that: | ||

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+ | <math>\sin \alpha \cos \alpha =\frac{1}{5}</math> | ||

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+ | <math>\left(\sin\alpha\cos\alpha\right)^2=\left(\frac{1}{5}\right)^2</math> | ||

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+ | <math>2\sin^2\alpha\cos^2\alpha=\frac{2}{25}</math> | ||

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+ | Thus: | ||

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+ | <math>\sin^4\alpha+\frac{2}{25}+\cos^4\alpha=1</math> | ||

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+ | <math>\boxed{\sin^4\alpha+\cos^4\alpha=\frac{23}{25}}</math> | ||

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+ | Again: | ||

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+ | <math>(\sin^2\alpha+\cos^2\alpha)^3=1^3</math> | ||

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+ | <math>\sin^6\alpha+3\sin^4\alpha\cos^2\alpha+3\sin^2\alpha\cos^4\alpha+\cos^6\alpha=1</math> | ||

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+ | <math>\sin^6\alpha+\cos^6\alpha+3\sin^2\alpha\cos^2\alpha(\sin^2\alpha+\cos^2\alpha)=1</math> | ||

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+ | <math>\sin^6\alpha+\cos^6\alpha+3\cdot\frac{1}{25}\cdot1=1</math> | ||

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+ | <math>\boxed{\sin^6\alpha+\cos^6\alpha=\frac{22}{25}}</math> | ||

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+ | <math>\frac{\sin^4\alpha+\cos^4\alpha}{\sin^6\alpha+\cos^6\alpha}\implies\boxed{\frac{23}{22}}\to\boxed{B}</math> | ||

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## Latest revision as of 16:11, 8 January 2018

### Problem 5

Compute , knowing that .

(a)

(b)

(c)

(d)

(e)

## Solution

We know that , so:

But remember that:

Thus:

Again: