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    Derivative with trig functions

    I need help finding the derivative of the following function:

    y = sinx/1-secx *I know that the answer should be cosx-1+tan^2(x)/(1-secx)^2 but am having trouble working it out.
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    Quotient rule: \frac{d}{dx} \frac{f(x)}{g(x)} = \frac{f'(x)g(x) - f(x)g'(x)}{g(x)^2}

    So: \left(\frac{\sin x}{1 - \sec x}\right)' = \frac{(\sin x)'(1 - \sec x) - \sin x (1 - \sec x)'}{(1 - \sec x)^2}

    = \frac{\cos x (1 - \sec x) - \sin x (-\sec x \tan x)}{(1-\sec x)^2}

    And simplify ...
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