Originally Posted by
Quasimoto Hello there.
I am having some trouble in studying verifying trig identities for my Math final.
____1____ + _____1____ = 2Sec^2x
1-Sinx 1+Sinx
It's 1 over 1-Sinx plus 1 over 1 plus Sinx, equals 2 Sec squared x. I can't figure this one out. I think you have to get a common denominator, but I'm not sure, what to do after that.
1-Sinx
_________ = Sec^2x - 2secxtanx+tan^2x
1+Sinx
For this one, you work almost exclusively on the right side, no? I got (Secx-tanx)(Secx-tanx).
From there don't you use reciprocal identities? After that, I am stuck.
Any help would be appreciated. Also, since I am positive these will be on my final, can anyone give me general help/tips on solving these? A link to a good site would be very helpful. Thanks in advance.