Hello, i tried to prove the following trigonometric problem from a textbook but i think the equation doesn't hold. Can anyone confirm it?

So the domain of the angle is 3π/2 < x < 2π , and the equation is:

sqrt((1+cos(x))/(1-cos(x)))+sqrt((1-cos(x))/(1+cos(x))) = -2cot(x)

Guest Sep 20, 2022

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Sep 20, 2022

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Hello, i tried to prove the following trigonometric problem from a textbook but i think the equation doesn't hold. Can anyone confirm it?

So the domain of the angle is 3π/2 < x < 2π , and the equation is:

sqrt((1+cos(x))/(1-cos(x)))+sqrt((1-cos(x))/(1+cos(x))) = -2cot(x)

First I need to work out your backets. Some spacing woud have been nice.

sqrt ( [1+cos(x)] / [1-cos(x)] ) + sqrt( [1-cos(x)] / [1+cos(x)] ) = -2cot(x)

\(\sqrt\frac{1+cos(x)}{1-cos(x)}+\sqrt{\frac{1-cos(x)}{1+cos(x)}} = -2cot(x)\)

Is this what you are asking us to try and prove?

Here are the 2 graphs, you can see that they are not the same. Not even in the given domain.

Melody Sep 22, 2022