Raymond B. answered • 08/23/21

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2cos2T = -1

cos2T =-1/2

reference angle =60

2T = 180 + or - 60

2T = 120 or 240

T = 60 or 120

but 2T also could = 120 + 360 = 480 then T=240

2T could = 240+360 = 600 then T= 300

T = 60, 120, 240 or 300, then add 360n where n= any integer to get an infinite number of solutions

or in radians

T = pi/3, 2pi/3, 4pi/3, or 5pi/3 + 2npi, there's 4 basic solutions. some of these problems limit the answer to 0<T<360, then

T= 60,120,240 or 300

T= 60, 120,240,300,420,480,600, 660,780, ....and the solutions also extend into negative angles

secT = 3cosT

1/cosT =3cosT

cos^2(T) = 1/3

cosT = + or - 1/sqr3 =sqr3/3

about 54.7 degrees is the reference angle

T = about 54.7, or -54.7 degrees + 360n degrees where n= any integer

or about 180 + or - 54.7 = 125.3 or 234.7

if 0<T<360, then

T= about 54.7, 125.3, 234.7 or 315.3 degrees