## Fundamental Identities

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### Fundamental Identities

cos theata sec theata equals one
adamwade

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### Re: Fundamental Identities

adamwade wrote:cos theata sec theata equals one

Do you mean "cosine of theta times secant of theta equals one"?

$\cos(\theta)\, \sec(\theta)\, =\, 1$

What are you supposed to do with this?
theshadow

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### Re: Fundamental Identities

I've been practicing these, and I think you're supposed to rewrite this in terms of cosine and sine only and verify that it equals 1.
$cos\theta sec\theta = 1$

converts to:
$cos\theta * (1/cos\theta) = 1$

Multiply through and you get:
$(cos\theta)/(cos\theta) = 1$

which does indeed equal 1 by basic division rules. Hope this helps and please tell me if I made a mistake!
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