I work through some examples of verifying trig identities that require the use of sum & difference identities of Sine, Cosine, and Tangent

I was corrected that what I am trying to prove should not be within the body of the proof. This implies it has already been assumed to be true. So proofs should be shown like this example:

cos^2(x)(tan^2(x)+1)=1

Proof:

cos^2(x)(tan^2(x)+1)=cos^2(x)*sec^2(x)

=cos^2(x)(1/cos^2(x))

=1

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