Cosine of 150 Degrees

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Theorem

$\cos 150 \degrees = \cos \dfrac {5 \pi} 6 = -\dfrac {\sqrt 3} 2$

where $\cos$ denotes cosine.


Proof

\(\displaystyle \cos 150 \degrees\) \(=\) \(\displaystyle \map \cos {90 \degrees + 60 \degrees}\)
\(\displaystyle \) \(=\) \(\displaystyle -\sin 60 \degrees\) Cosine of Angle plus Right Angle
\(\displaystyle \) \(=\) \(\displaystyle -\frac {\sqrt 3} 2\) Sine of $60 \degrees$

$\blacksquare$


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