# More trig

1. May 28, 2007

### sacwchiri

more trig....

Amm ive been at this problem for an hour already it loooked really easy but for some reason i cant reach the answer
(tan x + sec x)^2 = (1 + sin x)/(1 - sin x)

soo what went and tried was expand it and then exchage tan and sec..

(sin^2 x /cos^2 x )+ (2/cos x) + (1/ sin^2 x)

((sin^2)(sin^2) + (2(sin^2)(cos)) + cos^2)/((sin^2)(cos^2))

((sin^2)(sin^2 + 2cos - 1) + 1)/((sin^2)(1-sin^2))

(sin^2 + 2cos)/(1-sin^2)

and after i get there i njust dont know how to get to the (1 + sin x)/(1 - sin x)

any ideas??

2. May 28, 2007

### malawi_glenn

you can write

(1 + sin x)/(1 - sin x) = [(1 + sin x)(1 + sin x)]/[(1 + sin x)(1 - sin x)]

3. May 28, 2007

### VietDao29

Oh, you're wrong from the start... =.="
sec(x) = 1 / (cos(x)), instead of 1 / (sin(x)), as you have written above.
You should re-do the problem, and follow malawi_glenn's hint.

You can also manipulate both sides a the same time, instead of 1 side at 1 time. Like this:
$$(\tan x + \sec x) ^ 2 = \frac{1 + \sin x}{1 - \sin x}$$
$$\Leftrightarrow \left (\tan x + \frac{1}{\cos x} \right) ^ 2 = \frac{(1 + \sin x) ^ 2}{1 - \sin ^ 2 x}$$
<=> ...

Can you go from here? :) It should be easy.

4. May 29, 2007

### sacwchiri

ok well after asking arround i got to the answer... thanx for the help but the thing is im supposed to just use the properties to reach other side... i cant alter it... but i guess is my fault for not specifying... well the way it went was quite tricky and required a property i dont use normally which is tan^2x + 1 = sec^2 x

so using that you get that

2tan x sec x + sec^2x - 1... and one more thing i realised i was using the sec = 1/sin ... ummm opps... but really thanx for the ideas