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If sinθ1+sinθ2+sinθ3=3
find cosθ1+cosθ2+cosθ3

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This is sort of a clever question. Since, for any θ, sinθ ≤ 1, the only way for sinθ1 + sinθ2 + sinθ3 = 3 is if θ1 = θ2 = θ3 = π/2, which means that cosθ1 = cosθ2 = cosθ3 = cos(π/2) = 0, or

cosθ1 + cosθ2 + cosθ3 = 0.

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