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Trig Help - Need Help Verifying This Identity!

  1. Nov 16, 2004 #1
    im trying to verify this identity - sin x + tan x / 1 + cos x = tan x - i get lost very easily and need the steps - can anyone help me? :yuck:
     
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  3. Nov 16, 2004 #2

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    multiply by cos(x)/cos(x)
     
  4. Nov 16, 2004 #3
    hmm - can you simplify any of it for me in steps?
     
  5. Nov 17, 2004 #4

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    [tex] \frac{sin x + tan x}{1+cos x} [/tex]

    [tex] \frac{(sin x + tan x)(cos x)}{(1+cos x) (cos x)} [/tex]

    [tex] \frac{sin x \cdot cos x + sin x}{cos x (1+cos x)} [/tex]

    can you take it from here?
     
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