Reciprocal Identities

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Description

\(\sin{x}=\frac{1}{\csc{x}}\)

\(\cos{x}=\frac{1}{\sec{x}}\)

\(\tan{x}=\frac{1}{\cot{x}}\)

\(\csc{x}=\frac{1}{\sin{x}}\)

\(\sec{x}=\frac{1}{\cos{x}}\)

\(\cot{x}=\frac{1}{\tan{x}}\)


Examples

Example 1 [Top]

\[\sec{(2y)}-\frac{1}{\cos{(2y)}}\]
1
Use this property: \(\cos{x}=\frac{1}{\sec{x}}\)
\[\sec{2y}-\sec{2y}\]

2
Simplify
\[0\]

Done


 

Example 2 [Top]

\[\frac{4}{\csc{x}}+\sin{x}\]
1
Simplify \(\frac{4}{\csc{x}}\) to \(4\sin{x}\)
\[4\sin{x}+\sin{x}\]

2
Simplify
\[5\sin{x}\]

Done