Hi,

I'm working on a trigonometry unit at the moment, and after going through the current lesson several times I still feel like I'm missing some things. I'm working on proving an identity right now that has me stumped, I tried resorting to using an online solver but in the steps it is telling me to use an identity that I'm unfamiliar with.

Here is the problem:

sinx + sinx(cotx^2) = cscx

Immediately I'm lost, I tried switching cotangent for 1/sinx^2/cosx^2 or cosx^2/sinx^2 and neither of those seemed to help.

The online solver told me to use the identity: cotx^2 = -1 + cscx^2 but this hasn't been mentioned in the lesson text and I don't expect it to be. I've tried to see how I could relate it to some of the other identities they have provided but I've had no luck. Are there any other identities like this one that should be remembered for future use? Also is this my best/only way of solving this? If so please let me know this looks.

LEFT

sinx + sinx(-1 + cscx^2)

sinx - sinx + sinxcscx^2

sinxcscx^2

sinxcscx

sinx(1/sinx)

1

RIGHT

cscx

cscx/cscx

1

Thank you for your help