Can someone please direct me in the correct identities to use here, really stuck!

given that 5sec^2x + 3tan^2x =9, find the possible values of sin x.

Thanks!

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- December 11th 2012, 01:36 PMDonGorgonC3 identity issue!
Can someone please direct me in the correct identities to use here, really stuck!

given that 5sec^2x + 3tan^2x =9, find the possible values of sin x.

Thanks! - December 11th 2012, 02:07 PMMarkFLRe: C3 identity issue!
Multiply through by then apply the Pythagorean identity to get a quadratic in .

- December 11th 2012, 02:12 PMOllieCRe: C3 identity issue!
Knowing that: tan^2x + 1 = sec^2x, sec^2x = 1/cos^2x and also sin^2x + cos^2x = 1, is what is required to answer this question.

More specifically begin by getting everything in terms of sin x and cos x and hopefully it will become much easier to manipulate. - December 24th 2012, 02:52 AMibduttRe: C3 identity issue!