# Solve for x tan(2x)=tan(x)

Factor out of .
Factor out of .
Factor out of .
Factor out of .
If any individual factor on the left side of the equation is equal to , the entire expression will be equal to .
Set the first factor equal to and solve.
Set the first factor equal to .
Take the inverse tangent of both sides of the equation to extract from inside the tangent.
The exact value of is .
The tangent function is positive in the first and third quadrants. To find the second solution, add the reference angle from to find the solution in the fourth quadrant.
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 the next factor equal to and solve.
Set the next factor equal to .
Find the LCD of the terms in the equation.
Finding the LCD of a list of values is the same as finding the LCM of the denominators of those values.
The LCM is the smallest number that all of the numbers divide into evenly.
1. List the prime factors of each number.
2. Multiply each factor the greatest number of times it occurs in either number.
The number is not a prime number because it only has one positive factor, which is itself.
Not prime
The LCM of is the result of multiplying all prime factors the greatest number of times they occur in either number.
The factor for is itself.
occurs time.
The factor for is itself.
occurs time.
The LCM of is the result of multiplying all factors the greatest number of times they occur in either term.
Multiply each term by and simplify.
Multiply each term in by in order to remove all the denominators from the equation.
Simplify the left side of the equation by cancelling the common factors.
Simplify each term.
Cancel the common factor of .
Cancel the common factor.
Rewrite the expression.
Expand using the FOIL Method.
Apply the distributive property.
Apply the distributive property.
Apply the distributive property.
Simplify and combine like terms.
Simplify each term.
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Rewrite using the commutative property of multiplication.
Multiply by by adding the exponents.
Move .
Multiply by .
Apply the distributive property.
Multiply by .
Multiply .
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Subtract from .
Simplify .
Expand using the FOIL Method.
Apply the distributive property.
Apply the distributive property.
Apply the distributive property.
Simplify and combine like terms.
Simplify each term.
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Rewrite using the commutative property of multiplication.
Multiply by by adding the exponents.
Move .
Multiply by .
Multiply by .
Subtract from both sides of the equation.
Take the root of both sides of the to eliminate the exponent on the left side.
The complete solution is the result of both the positive and negative portions of the solution.
Rewrite as .
The complete solution is the result of both the positive and negative portions of the solution.
First, use the positive value of the to find the first solution.
Next, use the negative value of the to find the second solution.
The complete solution is the result of both the positive and negative portions of the solution.
Set up each of the solutions to solve for .
Set up the equation to solve for .
Solve the equation for .
Take the inverse tangent of both sides of the equation to extract from inside the tangent.
The inverse tangent of is undefined.
Undefined
Undefined
Set up the equation to solve for .
Solve the equation for .
Take the inverse tangent of both sides of the equation to extract from inside the tangent.
The inverse tangent of is undefined.
Undefined
Undefined
The complete solution is the set of all solutions.
No solution
The final solution is all the values that make true.
, for any integer