verify that (cos x +1)/(tan^2 x) = (cos x)/(sec x -1) i'm having way too much trouble with these problems.
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Originally Posted by somanyquestions i'm having way too much trouble with these problems. always start with the left hand side and manipulate to find the right hand side. Here's a start... $\displaystyle \frac{\cos x +1}{\tan^2 x}= \frac{\cos x }{\tan^2 x}+\frac{1}{\tan^2 x}= \dots$
Originally Posted by pickslides always start with the left hand side and manipulate to find the right hand side. Here's a start... $\displaystyle \frac{\cos x +1}{\tan^2 x}= \frac{\cos x }{\tan^2 x}+\frac{1}{\tan^2 x}= \dots$ well i know we can manipulate the left side in a few ways but it requires creativity and i can't do it.
I'd say it takes practice more than creativity
well i hate it because i can never do it > i wish my teacher would go over more problems with us.
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