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Re: solve trig equations

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  • Subject: [mg125744] Re: solve trig equations
  • From: Bob Hanlon <hanlonr357 at>
  • Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2012 03:41:55 -0500 (EST)
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Use Reduce rather than Solve. The result is extremely complicated.

Bob Hanlon

On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 5:36 AM, Neal Becker <ndbecker2 at> wrote:
> Solve[{Cos[a]+Cos[b]==x,Sin[a]+Sin[b]==y},{a,b},Reals]
> Solve::nsmet: This system cannot be solved with the methods available to Solve. >>
> This is a simple enough system, what am I doing wrong?

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