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    Prove trig question

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    (cot^2)X/1+(cot^2)X = (cos^2)X
    Can you guys help me solve this question please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike789 View Post
    Prove question
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    (cot^2)X/1+(cot^2)X = (cos^2)X
    Can you guys help me solve this question please?
    Hint: what is 1  + \cot^2 x ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike789 View Post
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    (cot^2)X/1+(cot^2)X = (cos^2)X
    Can you guys help me solve this question please?
    it is (cosec^2)x
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    yes.

    so you now have cot^2x/csc^2x.

    write down cot in terms of cos and sine, and also write down csc in the form of sin to complete your problem.
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