Could somebody help me to solve this equation. It's been a loooooong time since highschool.

(1/sinx) + (1/cosx) = 10

x= ??? degrees

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- Nov 28th 2011, 12:15 PMtaco120How do I solve this equation?
Could somebody help me to solve this equation. It's been a loooooong time since highschool.

(1/sinx) + (1/cosx) = 10

x= ??? degrees - Nov 28th 2011, 12:51 PMpickslidesRe: How do I solve this equation?
Maybe start by mulitpling through by

- Nov 29th 2011, 08:46 AMprincepsRe: How do I solve this equation?
- Nov 29th 2011, 01:08 PMtaco120Re: How do I solve this equation?
Thanks for the replies. I think I solved it. Anyone cares to doublecheck?

*Identity:*

*Times 5:*

**Squaring:**

*Identity:*

(**following first identity****)**

We now have a quadratic equation, which can be solved with the quadratic formula. - Nov 29th 2011, 01:29 PMQuackyRe: How do I solve this equation?
Looks good, the solutions will be disgusting though!

- Dec 1st 2011, 04:45 AMsbhatnagarRe: How do I solve this equation?
**Note That**:There are more than 2 solutions to this equation.

Quote:

Express the equation in terms of

Factorizing this (with the help of wolfram alpha):

*These are not accurate.

We obtain