# Math Help - Trig equations help

1. ## Trig equations help

Hi,
I am stuck with the trig equation $cot^2x = cosecx$, range 0 to 360

The answer should be 38.2, 141.9.

I know that $cot = 1/tan$ and $cosec = 1/cos,$ but keep having problems after this.

Is there any general advice for solving these type of equations, particularly involving cot, sec and cosec. I keep getting stuck with the fractioned form of the equation ie $1/sin$.

Any help would be much appreciated,
Thanks
Dominic

2. Hint: $\displaystyle 1 + \cot^2{x} \equiv \csc^2{x}$...

3. Hi, thanks for this.