The equation `2*sin^2 x + cos x - 1 = 0` has to be solved for x.

This trigonometric equation has both sin x as well as cos x. It is possible to write `sin^2x = 1 - cos^2x` . This eliminates sin x and would allow the equation to be written as a quadratic in terms of cos x.

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