Prove that: .
Factor the right side: .
I am having problems with a Formal Trigonometric Proof, and I hope to seek assistance here.
(cotx)/(cscx +1)= (tan x)(csc x)-tanx
I was able to work the left side to the following. (Work not included up to the point unless requested due to an error on my behalf.
( cos x ) (1 -sin x) / (1 - sinx^2)
Now at this point, I am able to use the Pythagorean Identity to make the denominator cosx^2
Once at this step I am unable to continue because I seem to not understand what step is next.
Personally proofs have been difficult for me and any tips that you could leave me here would be much appreciated.
Much thanks for all of you, however I am just curious as to whether the cosecant, secant etc are converted in sines and cosines.
I know that in some cases it is like this, but is that only to reduce substantially the amount of work required for the problem?
And in bigwave's last operation multiplying by tan x, was that only to rationalize the denominator?