Re: question

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• Subject: [mg77851] Re: [mg77827] question
• From: Carl Woll <carlw at wolfram.com>
• Date: Mon, 18 Jun 2007 07:00:27 -0400 (EDT)
• References: <200706171021.GAA02852@smc.vnet.net>

```dimitris wrote:

>Two eforts in Mathematica 5.2 in order
>to simplify o below
>
>o = 2*Cos[Pi/48]*(1 - Cos[Pi/48]^2)^(1/2) + 2*Cos[Pi/48]^2 - 1;
>
>First leaving Mathematica do the job.
>
>(Count[{#1}, _Cos, Infinity] & )] & )[o]]]]
>{43.031*Second, Sqrt[(1/2)*(2 + Sqrt[2 - Sqrt[3]])]}
>
>Then help a bit Mathematica.
>I couldn't find a built in command to simplify 1 - Cos[Pi/48]^2 to
>Sin[Pi/48]^2. That's why the adding of a rule.
>
>Timing[ToRadicals[RootReduce[Simplify[o /. 1 - Cos[Pi/48]^2 ->
>Sin[Pi/
>48]^2]]]]
>{0.25*Second, Sqrt[(1/2)*(2 + Sqrt[2 - Sqrt[3]])]}
>
>Any other suggestions will be highly appreciated.
>
>Dimitris
>
>
>

In[2]:=
Out[2]=
Sqrt[(1/2)*(2 + Sqrt[2 - Sqrt[3]])]

Note that I deleted some error messages above that appear in version
5.2, but not in version 6.

Carl Woll
Wolfram Research

```

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