The value of the expression 1-sin^2(x) is equal to cos^2(x). In this post, we will find the formula of 1-sin^2x.

## 1-sin^{2}x Formula

To simplify the expression 1 – sin^{2}x, we will follow the below steps:

**Step 1:** Let us apply the following Pythagorean trigonometric identity:

1 = sin^{2}x + cos^{2}x

**Step 2:** Now, we substitute the above value of 1 in the expression 1 – sin^{2}x. By doing so we get that

1 – sin^{2}x = (sin^{2}x + cos^{2}x) – sin^{2}x

= sin^{2}x + cos^{2}x – sin^{2}x

= cos^{2} x

Thus, the formula of 1-sin^{2}x is equal to cos^{2}x .

**Note** that we also have that $1-\sin^2 \theta=\cos^2 \theta$ and this is obtained in a similar way as above.

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## Question-Answer on 1-sin2x Formula

**Question 1:** Find the value of $1-\sin^2 60^\circ$

*Answer:*

From the above, we get the value of $1-\sin^2 x$ which is equal to $\cos^2 x$. In this formula, we put $x=60^\circ$. So we get that

$1-\sin^2 60^\circ$

$=\cos^2 60^\circ$

$=(\dfrac{1}{2})^2$

$=1/4$ as we know that $\cos 60^\circ =1/2$.

Thus, the value of $1-\sin^2 60^\circ$ is equal to $1/4$.

## FAQs

**Q1: What is the formula of 1-sin ^{2}x?**

Answer: The formula is 1-sin^{2}x=cos^{2}x**.**