Substitute for .

Move to the left side of the equation by subtracting it from both sides.

For a polynomial of the form , rewrite the middle term as a sum of two terms whose product is and whose sum is .

Multiply by .

Rewrite as plus

Apply the distributive property.

Factor out the greatest common factor from each group.

Group the first two terms and the last two terms.

Factor out the greatest common factor (GCF) from each group.

Factor the polynomial by factoring out the greatest common factor, .

Set the factor equal to .

Add to both sides of the equation.

Divide each term by and simplify.

Divide each term in by .

Cancel the common factor of .

Cancel the common factor.

Divide by .

Set the factor equal to .

Subtract from both sides of the equation.

The solution is the result of and .

Substitute for .

Set up each of the solutions to solve for .

Set up the equation to solve for .

Take the inverse cosine of both sides of the equation to extract from inside the cosine.

The exact value of is .

The cosine function is positive in the first and fourth quadrants. To find the second solution, subtract the reference angle from to find the solution in the fourth quadrant.

Simplify .

To write as a fraction with a common denominator, multiply by .

Write each expression with a common denominator of , by multiplying each by an appropriate factor of .

Combine.

Multiply by .

Combine the numerators over the common denominator.

Simplify the numerator.

Multiply by .

Subtract from .

Find the period.

The period of the function can be calculated using .

Replace with in the formula for period.

Solve the equation.

The absolute value is the distance between a number and zero. The distance between and is .

Divide by .

The period of the function is so values will repeat every radians in both directions.

, for any integer

, for any integer

Set up the equation to solve for .

Take the inverse cosine of both sides of the equation to extract from inside the cosine.

The exact value of is .

The cosine function is negative in the second and third quadrants. To find the second solution, subtract the reference angle from to find the solution in the third quadrant.

Subtract from .

Find the period.

The period of the function can be calculated using .

Replace with in the formula for period.

Solve the equation.

The absolute value is the distance between a number and zero. The distance between and is .

Divide by .

The period of the function is so values will repeat every radians in both directions.

, for any integer

, for any integer

List all of the results found in the previous steps.

, for any integer

The complete solution is the set of all solutions.

, for any integer

Consolidate the answers.

, for any integer

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