# Math Help - i need help proving the indentity

1. ## i need help proving the indentity

(1/1-sinx)-(1/1+sinx)=2sectan
i got stumped on this one

2. Originally Posted by valvan
(1/1-sinx)-(1/1+sinx)=2sectan
i got stumped on this one
$\frac{1}{1-sinx}-\frac{1}{1+sinx}$

= $\frac{2sinx}{1-sin^2x}$

= $\frac{2sinx}{cos^2x}$

= $2\frac{1}{cosx}\frac{sinx}{cosx}$

= $2secxtanx$

3. can you explain further how you got to
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4. Originally Posted by valvan
can you explain further how you got to
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HI

$\frac{1}{1-sinx}-\frac{1}{1+sinx}$

Just combine the fractions .

$\frac{1+\sin x}{(1-\sin x)(1+\sin x)}-\frac{1-\sin x}{(1+\sin x)(1-\sin x)}$

5. = Numerator/Denomenator

Numerator = (1 + sin x) - (1 - sin x) = 1 + sin x - 1 + sin x = ?