Hi all,

I am having some trouble simplifying a term, I have attached an image. How do you get from the first line to the second. If there are any rules please point them out. Thank you.

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- April 3rd 2007, 07:04 AMdadonsimplifying trigonometry
Hi all,

I am having some trouble simplifying a term, I have attached an image. How do you get from the first line to the second. If there are any rules please point them out. Thank you. - April 3rd 2007, 07:14 AMJhevon
- April 3rd 2007, 07:27 AMdadon
Thank you exactly what I needed! :)

- April 3rd 2007, 08:22 AMSoroban
Hello, dadon!

. . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

We have: . -------------------

. . . . . . . . . . .(1 + tan x)²

. . . . . . . . 1 + -------------

. . . . . . . . . . .(1 - tan x)²

Multiply top and bottom by (1 - tan x)²

. . . (1 - tan x)² . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (1 - tan x)²

. . . -------------- · -------------------- . = . --------------------------------

. . . (1 - tan x)² . . . . .(1 + tan x)² . . . . (1 - tan x)² + (1 + tan x)²

. . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 + -----------

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (1 - tan x)²

- April 4th 2007, 03:37 AMdadonre:
Thanks alot guys!

How would you simplify the first line to second for two examples given. Thank you (see attachment): - April 4th 2007, 08:51 AMJhevon
- April 4th 2007, 08:58 AMJhevon
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