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**Tyln** Hi,

I just started with trig and trig proofs are like really hard for me, I just can't seem to understand them. This is the first question in my workbook..

$\displaystyle \frac{\cot \theta -1}{\tan \theta -1}= -\frac{1}{\tan \theta}$

it asks me to "Verify the statement is true for $\displaystyle \theta=\frac{\pi}{3}$" and then "Prove the statement is an identity." Could someone please show me the steps on doing this? The right side I'm actually okay with but the left side, I don't know what to do with the "- 1s"