# Find derivative and simplify completely

• Mar 1st 2011, 04:33 PM
TenaciousE
Find derivative and simplify completely
Sorry this seems like such a simple problem, but I can't seem to get it simplified all the way.

$y = (3/sinx) + (1/cotx)$
• Mar 1st 2011, 04:37 PM
skeeter
Quote:

Originally Posted by TenaciousE
Sorry this seems like such a simple problem, but I can't seem to get it simplified all the way.

$y = (3/sinx) + (1/cotx)$

$y = 3\csc{x} + \tan{x}$

$y' = -3\csc{x}\cot{x} + \sec^2{x}$