This has been alluding me for a week and I am now down to the wire

Prove that (sin^2(x)) / (1-cos(x)) equals (sec(x)+1)/(sec(x))

any help,hints,clues or outright answers would be appreciated!

Thanks,

mj

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- May 19th 2008, 04:50 PMmaryjaneproving trig identity
This has been alluding me for a week and I am now down to the wire

Prove that (sin^2(x)) / (1-cos(x)) equals (sec(x)+1)/(sec(x))

any help,hints,clues or outright answers would be appreciated!

Thanks,

mj - May 19th 2008, 04:54 PMJhevon
- May 19th 2008, 04:54 PMMathstud28
- May 19th 2008, 05:03 PMmaryjane
well, well, well.... I now feel like an idiot

(Bow) thank-you both!

mj - May 19th 2008, 05:08 PMJhevon
- May 19th 2008, 05:33 PMmaryjane
(Wink) haha

one more question I have...how do we get

__sec(x)__+__1__

sec(x) sec(x)

from the 1 + cos(x) ... I realize we can sub the first part for the 1

but how do we sub__1__

sec(x) from cos(x) ?

I am obviously missing something (i wish i could find it)

mj - May 19th 2008, 05:49 PMMathstud28