Q. 15 K5.0( 2 Votes )

Prove the following identities :

1 – 2 cos2 θ + cos4 θ = sin4θ

Answer :

Taking LHS = 1 – 2 cos2 θ + cos4 θ

We know that,


cos2 θ + sin2 θ = 1


= 1– 2 cos2 θ + (cos2 θ)2


= 1 – 2 cos2 θ + (1 – sin2 θ)2


= 1 – 2 cos2 θ +1 + sin4 θ – 2sin2θ


= 2 – 2(cos2 θ + sin2θ) + sin4 θ


= 2 – 2(1) + sin4 θ


= sin4 θ


=RHS


Hence Proved


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