Is the following true?

$\displaystyle tan^2 x = \frac{sin^2 x}{cos^2 x}$

$\displaystyle cot^2 x = \frac{cos^2 x}{sin^2 x}$

If so, then I've solved an identity. If not, back to the drawing board! (Crying)

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- Oct 16th 2010, 03:42 PMJennyFlowersQuick question about tangent and cotangent.
Is the following true?

$\displaystyle tan^2 x = \frac{sin^2 x}{cos^2 x}$

$\displaystyle cot^2 x = \frac{cos^2 x}{sin^2 x}$

If so, then I've solved an identity. If not, back to the drawing board! (Crying) - Oct 16th 2010, 03:49 PMAckbeet
Yes. Both are true.