Trig identity with natural logs and absolute value?? 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data -ln|csc(x) + cot(x)|= ln|cscx(x)-cot(x)| 2. Relevant equations 3. The attempt at a solution I got that csc(x)=1/sin(x) and cot(x)=cos(x)/sin(x), giving me a common denominator, added together I have 1+cos(x)/sin(x). So now the Absolute value and ln are throwing me a curve, and I'm stuck at -ln|1+cos(x)/sin(x)| = ln|1-cos(x)/sin(x). Even if you can just point me in the right direction it would be a big help, thanks in advance!!