Hi, could someone explain to me how to use a counterexample in trig to prove whether something is either an identity or equation?
For ex. how would you do that with this question?
sec^2x-tan^2x= cos x
A counterexample is simply any instance that disproves the statement.
For example, try using x = pi/4. Note that this is NOT the only correct answer.posted by Marth
Would I substitute the same number to both sides?posted by May