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Homework Statement
cos[itex]\theta[/itex][itex]/[/itex]1-tan[itex]\theta[/itex]+sin[itex]\theta[/itex]/1-cot[itex]\theta[/itex]=sin[itex]\theta[/itex]+cos[itex]\theta[/itex]
The rules of this forum say that you need to show an attempt. What have you tried?blondie1125 said:Homework Statement
cos[itex]\theta[/itex][itex]/[/itex]1-tan[itex]\theta[/itex]+sin[itex]\theta[/itex]/1-cot[itex]\theta[/itex]=sin[itex]\theta[/itex]+cos[itex]\theta[/itex]
To prove a trigonometric identity, you typically use algebraic manipulation and well-known trigonometric identities. You may also use the properties of the trigonometric functions, such as the Pythagorean identities or the double angle identities. It is important to work with one side of the equation at a time and manipulate it until it is equal to the other side.
Some common tips for proving trigonometric identities include starting with the more complicated side of the equation, simplifying both sides using algebraic manipulation, and using known trigonometric identities and properties. It is also helpful to remember to work with one side of the equation at a time and to make sure to show all steps and work clearly.
No, you cannot use a calculator to prove trigonometric identities. Proving an identity requires algebraic manipulation and the use of known trigonometric identities and properties. A calculator may be used to check your work, but it cannot be used as a tool for proving identities.
One common mistake when proving trigonometric identities is not simplifying both sides of the equation enough. It is important to use algebraic manipulation to simplify and transform each side until they are equal. Another mistake is not following the order of operations, which can lead to incorrect solutions. It is also important to be familiar with the properties and identities of trigonometric functions to avoid errors.
Yes, there are alternative methods for proving trigonometric identities, such as using geometric proofs or using complex numbers. However, these methods may be more advanced and may not be necessary for simpler identities. It is important to be familiar with the basic algebraic and trigonometric methods before attempting alternative methods.