# Trig identities

• Oct 28th 2009, 03:12 PM
l flipboi l
Trig identities
Hello

can someone please verify this answer for me?

(1+cotA) / (cscA)

(1+cosA/sinA) / 1 * (sinA/1)/1

• Oct 28th 2009, 03:16 PM
e^(i*pi)
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Originally Posted by l flipboi l
Hello

can someone please verify this answer for me?

(1+cotA) / (cscA)

(1+cosA/sinA) / 1 * (sinA/1)/1

$\left(1+\frac{cosA}{sinA}\right) \times sinA$
$\left(\frac{sinA+cosA}{sinA}\right) \times sinA = sinA + cosA$
edit: the answer cannot be $cosA$ because the identity doesn't hold for $A = \frac{\pi}{2}$