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Trigonometry Trigonometry question: order of operations

tmt

Active member
Jan 15, 2014
236
Hello

I have -csc^2 x

Is this the same as -(cscx)^2 or (-csc x)^2?

Thanks,

Tim
 

Fantini

"Read Euler, read Euler." - Laplace
MHB Math Helper
Feb 29, 2012
342
Re: Trigonometry question

It is the first option. :) If you had $(- \csc (x))^2$ then you'd actually have $\csc^2 (x)$.
 

tmt

Active member
Jan 15, 2014
236
Re: Trigonometry question

obrigado