How do you simplify the expression 1/tanx?
We can use trigonometric ratio to simplify the given expression.
Answer: The expression 1/tanx can be simplified as cot x.
Let us proceed step by step.
The formula of tan x is (length of opposite side / length of adjacent side).
We can also write tan x as sin x / cos x.
Simplifying 1/ tan x as
=> 1/ [ sin x / cos x]
=> cos x / sin x
=> according to the trigonometric ratio cos x /sin x can be written as cot x.
So, the simplification of expression 1/tan x is cot x.