I am trying to learn how to transform identities of one side of the equation to the other side. is this correct?
I am using 0 for theta
theta = 0
tan 0 + cot 0
-------------- = csc^2 0
cot 0 = csc 0
consider the left hand side (it is more complicated and so gives us more options to change things)
here). you cannot cancel like that! and you cannot have sin and cos by themselves, write sin(x) and cos(x) or something
furthermore, as i said, you are proving an identity. if you don't end up with something that looks like the other side, you are wrong
you're asking us or telling us?this is how I am thinking about it?
11rdc11 did the problem for you. make sure you follow what he did
study what 11rdc11 did and make sure you have no questions. then, make sure you review fractions and trig identities. things like , stuff like that you should know by heart. you are in for a LOT of pain if you do not get these basic things. you don't want to be one of those students that end up in calculus and can't do basic algebra, trust me