Please help with the following 1/ tanx + cotx = sinxcosx

Thank you,

Patty Secondary level, student

Hi Patty,

The way this problem is written it is false. For example if x is 45 degrees then the left side is

^{1}/_{1} + 1 = 2

and the right side is

^{1}/_{sqrt(2)} ^{1}/_{sqrt(2)} = ^{1}/_{2}

I think the problem should be

^{1}/_{(tanx + cotx)} = sinx cosx

Can you do it now?

Penny

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