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3rd to 4th line - the numerator shows s^3 but a c appeared

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You also made a mistake on the RHS. You can't cross out the sin's and cos's like that.

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Instead there is a trig identity there.

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how do i fix this ? :S

- anonymous

There is a trig identity on the RHS.

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At the 4th line, try combining the denominator

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Doesnt the denominator get cancelled out already ?

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@Dido525 like this |dw:1353385466311:dw|

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Yeah that's right.

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For the left hand side, from the 3rd line, combine the denominator
Then, factor the numerator
This will allow you to use a trig identity to prove the original equation

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I misread sorry.

- anonymous

it's okay, but is that way correct now ?

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yes its right

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Yes that is correct.

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@Skaematik like this |dw:1353385871631:dw|

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no

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\[\frac{ s ^{4}+c ^{4}+2s ^{2}c ^{2} }{ cs }\]

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i'm having difficulties seeing how it get's the fourth power, can you please explain

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@burhan101 : TO be honest I would only change ONE side to try and make it equal to the other not manipulate both.

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\[\frac{ s ^{2}s }{ c } + \frac{ c ^{2}c }{ s } + 2s\]

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Make the denominator cs
Multiply 1st term by s
Multiply 2nd term by c
Multiply 3rd term by cs

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@dido525 changing the RHS is perfectly OK, in most cases it is actually the only way you can solve the problem without spending 234098723094 hours trying to go through ridiculous transformations

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Meh.

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@Dido525 yes, that's what my teacher want's us to try to do too, but im having alot of problems with this question, seems very complicated -.-

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Ohh!!! Hold on I am getting close!

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Okay :)

- anonymous

Got it!!!!!

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And I only changed one side :) .

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Okay. The idea is we want to start with the complicated side. Lets choose the left side.

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Okay?

- anonymous

okay !

- anonymous

should we start fresh, from the given problem ?

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yes :) .

- anonymous

Alrightt !

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So we have:
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You know:|dw:1353386673693:dw|

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yup

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I would change the sin^2(x) and cos^2(x) To match that formula :) .

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Ohhh okay !

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Tell me what you get.

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|dw:1353386849843:dw| DO we change that into a one, or no ?

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i think i'm wrong -_-

- anonymous

No you do not change that to a one.

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okay so first we change everything to sin & cos

- anonymous

Well if sin^2(x) + cos^(x) =1 that what is Sin^2(x) equal to?

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No no!!!

- anonymous

We want to keep tan and cot.

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why? that's how im taught to do it haha :$

- anonymous

it would be equal to 1/2

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But since we have a tan and cot on the other side it's natural we want to keep it that way :P .
I was taught that way too ^_^ . Sometiems we gotta break the rules.

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ohhh alright, i see what you're saying

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So what do you get? Feel free to do it on paper and take pics.

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burhan, don't listen to him. You CAN change the right hand side (cot and tan). And sometimes you must. It makes no sense not to change them

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@Skaematik : But his teacher wants him to only change one side.

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It only took 4 steps lol @Skaematik .

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No....

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@Skaematik i know i can but the thing is i have to do it my teacher's method or she takes off marks :(

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@Dido525 oh no :(

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sorry, im SO confused tho

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:) .

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I am SURE you can do the rest :) .

- anonymous

Expand it out and change the Tan(x) and Cot(x) into Sin's and cos's .

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okay, i will try

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multiply those like that ?

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Yep!

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like that :S

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Good but leave sin(x)/cos(x) as Tan(x) and the cos(x)/sin(x) as Cot(x) .

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i can't i get marks taken off if i do, my teacher has a checklist that we MUST follow or she takes off marks :P

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okay, i don't know what to do from here on

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I would riot at the teacher TBH.

- anonymous

Okay then.

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haha trust me me too :P

- anonymous

We can cancel out a cos(x) from the first fraction and a sin(x) from the other fraction. You notice that?

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You have very neat handwriting Btw.

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Thank-you :)

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Like so :

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You Cannot do this!!!

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ohh

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No!!!

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then what do i cancel out . :S

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You can only cancel out terms if they have the same common denominator. You do not have the same common denominator in this case :) .

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oh yeah, wooops

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I KNOW you can solve the rest!

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does it look like this,

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Yep!

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DO YOU NOTICE SOMETHING YOU CAN CANCEL?!?!!?!

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So rry... I am a bit of a math freak lol.

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i'm afraid not :(

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Look harder!!! We have a 2Sin(x)scos(x) . We can eliminate that!!! We

- anonymous

Do you see how?!?!?!

- anonymous

sin^2x ?

- anonymous

No!!!

- anonymous

OH i think i see it

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-sinxcosx+2sinxcosx= sinxcosx

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VERY CLOSE!!!! We can get rid of that too!!!

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ohh i see it again haha |dw:1353389264088:dw|

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Yep!!!

- anonymous

Yaaay ! :D

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So now we have:
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- anonymous

one ?

- anonymous

no

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- anonymous

You know sin(x)/cos(x) is tan (x) :P .

- anonymous

yuppp & cosx/sinx = cot

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GOod!

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Hence proved :) .

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THANKYOU !
i swear only you had the patience to help me for so long ^.^ :)

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I remember I helped someone for 2 hour slol.

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thanksss again :D i would give you a cookie if i could haha

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I swear if the teacher takes marks off you need to protest. All of this is valid.

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I don't think she will because i changed the format to accommodate how she likes to mark !

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