Originally Posted by
somanyquestions i never learned those formulas.. or maybe we're not there yet?? i don't know.
so..
(cot^2 x -1)/(cot^2 x +1)= 1-2sin^2 x
[(cos^2 x/ sin^2 x) -1] / [(cos^2 x/sin^2 x) +1]
Mr F says: When you multiply the numerator and denominator of the above line you get $\displaystyle {\color{red}\frac{\cos^2 x - \sin^2 x}{\cos^2 x + \sin^2 x}}$. I don't know how you got the line below.
[(cos^2x*sin^2 x/sin^4 x) -1]/[(cos^2x*sin^2 x/sin^4 x) +1]
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then.. i don't know. i'll just ask my teacher, maybe she has some way to do it using methods i have already learned.