I recently read somewhere that , but I cannot seem to find this identity anywhere on the internet. Does anyone know what this is called, or where I can find the same identities (with x's and y's) for the other trig functions?
Hello, bobbooey!
Take a look at where that equation comes from . . .
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We have angle in a right triangle.
The adjacent side is ; the opposite side is
Using Pythagorus, we find that: .
Therefore, we have:
. .