# trig

simplify (1-cot^2x sec^2x) / ( cot^2x)

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posted by Lola
2. I usually change all I can to sines and cosines.
Have you tried that ?

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posted by Reiny
3. I did but I got lost :(

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posted by Lola
4. In this case, just divide through by cot^2 to get

tan^2 - sec^2 = -1

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posted by Steve
5. Wow I feel stupid. Lol thanks tho!

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posted by Lola
6. We've all been there.

Good judgment comes from experience.

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posted by Steve

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