Use the fundamental identities to simplify the expression:
cot beta sec beta
I used 1+tan^2u=secu since cot is the inverse of tan. I flipped the tangent, then so it was 1+ (1/tan). But the book's answer is the cosecant of beta. Where did this come from??
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Fundamental identities include:
cot(β)=cos(β)/sin(β)
sec(β)=1/cos(β), and
csc(β)=1/sin(β)
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answered by MathMate 
Is the right answer 1/sinB?
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answered by Tara 
That's correct, although 1/sin(β) is generally written as csc(β), as your answer indicates.
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