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  1. #1 Just some question 
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    Im just curious, nothing too serious really, but i want to ask, how hard do you consider this question from a student's view ( not some expert university student etc... maybe around 16 yrs old)

    prove the following;



    just a throw of opinions really, thanks


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    harder than anything i got at school


    everything is mathematical.
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    I only did maths to high school level (A Higher 'B' for those familiar with the Scottish system of the 1960s.) I couldn't have done this then. I wouldn't even know where to begin now.
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    You got a cheat sheet with all the trig identities?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinsbergrelatz
    Im just curious, nothing too serious really, but i want to ask, how hard do you consider this question from a student's view ( not some expert university student etc... maybe around 16 yrs old)

    prove the following;



    just a throw of opinions really, thanks
    Off the cuff, this strikes me as either a very silly question to pose to else there is some subtle trick which I don't see at the moment.

    I can't imagine where such an equation arises naturally.

    If it will make you feel better there is a mathematics legend, probably true, that during World War II some very high-powered mathematicians were working on an aerodynamics problem that involved a nasty trigonometric relationship. They studied it for some time, sending communications back and for by airplane, before finally discovering that the whole mess reduced to 1. I think that Abraham Robinson was one of the mathematicians involved.
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    some subtle trick which I don't see at the moment
    i think the subtle trick involved is;

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