OpenStudy (anonymous):

simplify the expression: cotx+1/cscx

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

is it [cot(x) +1] / csc(x) or cot(x) + (1/csc(x))?

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

the first way u have it. and i know to separate them, but then i get confused after that

5 years ago
OpenStudy (anonymous):

$\cot(x) = \frac{\cos(x)}{\sin(x)}$ $\csc(x) = \frac{1}{\sin(x)}$ so $\frac{\frac{\cos(x)}{\sin(x)}+1}{\csc(x)}$ $\frac{\frac{\cos(x)}{\sin(x)}+1}{\frac{1}{\sin(x)}}$ if you multiply the top and bottom by sin(x) then you get $\cos(x) + \sin(x)$

5 years ago