##### What will you learn in this article?

This article is the final article in our series: Higher Maths | Trigonometry

• Addition and Subtraction of Trigonometric Functions
• Formulae for changing product into sum or differences and vice-versa
• Multiple angles and Submultiple angles along with formulae
##### Previous Article

Before reading this article, do go through trigonometry article 1 and article 2 for a better understanding of the Higher Maths | Trigonometry topic for entrance exams.

#### Addition and Subtraction of Trigonometric Functions

There are 7 general formulae that is used in addition and subtraction of trigonometric functions. These formulae are:

1. sin (AÂ±B) = sin A cos B Â± cos A sin B
2. cos (AÂ±B) = cos A cos B Â± sin A sin B
3. tan (AÂ±B) = (tan A Â± tan B) / (1âˆ“tan A tan B)
4. cot (AÂ±B) = (cot A cot B âˆ“ 1)/ (cot B Â± cot A)
5. sin (A+B) sin (A-B) =A -B =B -A
6. cos (A+B) cos (A-B) =A -B =B -A
7. tan (A+B+C) = (tan A +tan B +tan C -tan A tan B tan C) / (1-tan A tan B -tan B tan C -tan C tan A)

#### Formulae for changing product into sum or difference and vice-versa

Now, some questions are asked in competitive exams, where youâ€™ll have to find the sum or difference of trigonometric functions when it is given in product form. For this, there are 4 formulae that we can use. They are:

1. 2 sin A cos B = sin (A+B) +sin (A-B)
2. 2 cos A sin B = sin (A+B) -sin (A-B)
3. 2 cos A cos B = cos (A+B) +cos (A-B)
4. 2 sin A sin B = cos (A-B) -cos (A+B)

So, these are the formulae to change product into sum or difference. But, sometimes this might be asked in the reverse way. That is, youâ€™ll have to find the product from a given sum or difference between trigonometric functions. To do that, we have another set of 4 formulae. They are:

1. sin A + sin B =2 sin (A+B)/2 cos (A-B)/2
2. sin A – sin B =2 cos (A+B)/2 sin (A-B)/2
3. cos A + cos B =2 cos (A+B)/2 cos (A-B)/2
4. cos A – cos B =2 sin (A+B)/2 sin (B-A)/2

#### Multiple and Sub-multiple angles

Multiple angles are basically the angles that we use generally, which are given as a single non fraction unit. For example, sin A is a trigonometric function with multiple angle. On the other hand, Sub-Multiple angles are those which are given in fractional format. For example, sin A/2 is a trigonometric function with sub-multiple angle.

##### Formulae for Multiple Angles

We can define 9 formulae for multiple angles. They are:

##### Formulae for sub-multiple angles

We can define 3 formulae for sub-multiple angles. They are:

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