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    Trig problem

    Use a calculator to decide whether the statement (sin^2 theta) divided by (1+cos theta) is equal to (1-cos theta) is an identity. I'm pretty sure that its not a property (but if it is I have to show which one) but I also have to provide a counter example if its not does anybody have an idea on how this is done???

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    Quote Originally Posted by altmanforprez View Post
    Use a calculator to decide whether the statement (sin^2 theta) divided by (1+cos theta) is equal to (1-cos theta) is an identity. I'm pretty sure that its not a property (but if it is I have to show which one) but I also have to provide a counter example if its not does anybody have an idea on how this is done???

    Thanks
    what happens when \theta = \pi ?
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    nevermind I got it figured out
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