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    [SOLVED] More verifying that each trigonometric equation is an identity.

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by somanyquestions View Post

    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...

    \frac{\cos x +1}{\tan^2 x}= \frac{\cos x }{\tan^2 x}+\frac{1}{\tan^2 x}= \dots
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    Quote Originally Posted by pickslides View Post
    always start with the left hand side and manipulate to find the right hand side. Here's a start...

    \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.
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    I'd say it takes practice more than creativity
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    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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