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Prove Trig. Identities

1. sec θ (sec θ - cos θ)= tan^2 θ

2. Relevant equations

sec θ = 1/cos θ

tan θ = sin θ/ cos θ

cot θ = cos θ / sin θ

3. The attempt at a solution

1. sec θ * sec θ - sec θ * cos θ

1/ cos θ * 1/ cos θ - 1/ cos θ * cos θ

----> cos θ is crosses out by the right but im confused on 1/cos θ. I know 1/cos θ = sec θ. Wait does this problem refer to the pythagorean identity which is 1 + tan^2 θ = sec^2 θ

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# Homework Help: Proving Trig Identities

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