# Precalculus : Proving Trig Identities

## Example Questions

### Example Question #1 : Prove Trigonometric Identities

Simplify:

Explanation:

To simplify , find the common denominator and multiply the numerator accordingly.

The numerator is an identity.

Substitute the identity and simplify.

### Example Question #1 : Prove Trigonometric Identities

Evaluate in terms of sines and cosines:

Explanation:

Convert  into its sines and cosines.

### Example Question #3 : Prove Trigonometric Identities

Simplify the following:

The expression is already in simplified form

Explanation:

First factor out sine x.

Notice that a Pythagorean Identity is present.

The identity needed for this problem is:

Using this identity the equation becomes,

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### Example Question #4 : Prove Trigonometric Identities

Simplify the expression

Explanation:

To simplify, use the trigonometric identities  and  to rewrite both halves of the expression:

Then combine using an exponent to simplify:

### Example Question #1 : Prove Trigonometric Identities

Simplify

Explanation:

This expression is a trigonometric identity:

### Example Question #6 : Prove Trigonometric Identities

Simplify

Explanation:

Factor out 2 from the expression:

Then use the trigonometric identities  and  to rewrite the fractions:

Finally, use the trigonometric identity  to simplify:

### Example Question #1 : Prove Trigonometric Identities

Simplify

Explanation:

Factor out the common   from the expression:

Next, use the trigonometric identify  to simplify:

Then use the identify  to simplify further:

Simplify