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    Post Simplifying a trig function

    Simplify the following function:

    (sec^2x-1)/(sinx)

    Thanks for any help!
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    Quote Originally Posted by live_laugh_luv27 View Post
    Simplify the following function:

    (sec^2x-1)/(sinx)

    Thanks for any help!
    use this Pythagorean identity to help ...

     <br />
1 + \tan^2{x} = \sec^2{x}<br />
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    I did this, and got tan^2x/sinx, and simplified to sinx/cos^2x. Now I'm stuck. Can I simplify this further?
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    Quote Originally Posted by live_laugh_luv27 View Post
    I did this, and got tan^2x/sinx, and simplified to sinx/cos^2x. Now I'm stuck. Can I simplify this further?
    \frac{\sin{x}}{\cos^2{x}} = \frac{1}{\cos{x}} \cdot \frac{\sin{x}}{\cos{x}} = ?
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