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If y = (cos x + sin x)2 , find using two different methods. Then demonstrate that the two results are equal. Homework Help ✎

Method 1: Before you differentiate, expand and simplify using trig identities. Then use the Product Rule to differentiate.
Method 2: Chain Rule.

The results might not look the same. This is where you get to practice proving a trig identity (in other words, proving that the two results are equivalent.)