Posted by Kate on .
Prove each identity:
a) 1cos^2x=tan^2xcos^2x
b) cos^2x + 2sin^2x1 = sin^2x
I also tried a question on my own:
tan^2x = (1 – cos^2x)/cos^2x
R.S.= sin^2x/cos^2x
I know that the Pythagorean for that is sin^2x + cos^2x
That's all I could do.

Math 
MathMate,
a)
Given tan(θ)=sin(θ)/cos(θ)
substitute tan(θ) by sin(θ)/cos(θ) on the RHS and see what you get.
b) hint:
cos(2θ)=cos²(θ)sin²(θ)