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    Identities

    Can somebody help me verify these two identities
    (csc t - cot t)^4 (csc t + cot t)^4=1
    (csc t + cot t)^2(csc t - cot t)^2(csc t + cot t)^2 (csc t -cot t)^2
    (csc t +cot t)^2(1)^2(csc t + cot t)^2(1)^2
    Is this one right so far, what do I do next?

    \frac{tan a}{1+sec a}+\frac{1+sec a}{tan a}= 2 csc a
    How do i do this one?
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    Quote Originally Posted by purplec16 View Post
    Can somebody help me verify these two identities
    (csc t - cot t)^4 (csc t + cot t)^4=1


    \frac{tan a}{1+sec a}+\frac{1+sec a}{tan a}= 2 csc a
    How do i do this one?
    (\csc{t} - \cot{t})^4 (\csc{t} + \cot{t})^4=

    [(\csc{t} - \cot{t})(\csc{t} + \cot{t})]^4=

    [\csc^2{t} - \cot^2{t}]^4 =

    [(1+\cot^2{t}) - \cot^2{t}]^4 =

    1^4 = 1



    \frac{\tan{a}}{1+\sec {a}}+\frac{1+\sec{a}}{\tan{a}}=

    multiply both fractions by \frac{\cos{a}}{\cos{a}} ...

    \frac{\sin{a}}{\cos{a}+1}+\frac{\cos{a}+1}{\sin{a}  }=

    common denominator and add ...

    \frac{\sin^2{a}}{\sin{a}(\cos{a}+1)}+\frac{\cos^2{  a} + 2\cos{a} + 1}{\sin{a}(\cos{a}+1)}=

    \frac{\sin^2{a}+\cos^2{a} + 2\cos{a} + 1}{\sin{a}(\cos{a}+1)}=

    \frac{2\cos{a} + 2}{\sin{a}(\cos{a}+1)}=

    \frac{2(\cos{a} + 1)}{\sin{a}(\cos{a}+1)}=

    \frac{2}{\sin{a}} = 2\csc{a}
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    Thank you so much, Can you help me with two more problems
    sec \theta + csc \theta-cos\theta-sin\theta= sin\theta tan\theta+ cos\theta cot\theta

    and

    \frac{cot(-t)+tan(-t)}{cot t}= -sec^2 t
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