My book lacks answers and i suffer much confusion in this. So here goes, but first quick question. How do i produce signs like pi or theta on here like some of the experts do, along with representing fractions as a fraction as opposed to for example 2x/4
I misspelled Identities also in title im aware of this :P
anyway
tan x csc x cos x =1
tan=sin x/cos x
csc x= ? says something like csc(-x)=-csc x
cos x= 1/sec x
so i get
(sin x/cos x)(csc x)(1/sec x)=1 and am stuck here, the csc identity confuses me
The idea of the identity is that the above expression is equal for all x.
Hence, instead of using the fraction on the left in calculations,
the right side, which is simpler, may be used instead.
You are asked to show they are equal.
If they are equal, then the denominator must divide into the numerator,
hence the numerator should have the denominator as a factor.
The 2nd factor should be the part on the right.
That's the clue to work it through.
Yes, they are equal.
Hence, the fraction may be replaced with
Hmm im starting to understand, ive ran into yet again another different situation.
So (sinx-cosx)(sinx+cosx)=1-2cosx^2
Multiply them
sinx^2+sinxcosx-sinxcosx-cosx^2=1-2cosx^2
for
sinx^2-cosx^2=1-2cosx^2
and am again unsure of where to go from here, im looking in my book at pyhagrean identities seems similar
You made good progress with that.
There are a few ways to continue..
You have "difference of squares" on the left, but you have already expanded that out.
Notice that we have 1 on the right, so we could use the identity
which is a Pythagorean Identity, as you suspected...
This gives
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