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Re: solve trig equations


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 gmail.com> 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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