Kenneth S. answered • 05/21/16

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Using the Pythagorean identity, cos

^{2}x = 1 - (-12/13)^{2}= 25/169; therefore cos x = - 5/13 (because of Quadrant III).x/2 will be an angle in quadrant II so its cosine will be negative, given by the half-angle formula

cos (x/2) = ±√[½(1+cos x)] = -√[½(1+(-5/13)] = -2/√13 = -.5547

I am certain that this is correct (I checked it on the calculator, decimally...) and therefore I say that NONE OF THE ANSWERS a-d is correct. Because x = 247.38 degrees and you can divide that by 2 and then find the cosine of that, and it's exactly the decimal number -.5547.