This 2019 CBSE class 10 Maths 3 mark question is from Trigonometry. An easy 3 mark question testing concepts in rewriting tan θ and cot θ in term of sin θ and cos θ and basic trigonometric identities.

Question 17A: Prove that cot θ – tan θ = \\frac{2 cos^2 θ – 1}{sin θ cos θ})

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LHS : cot θ – tan θ

= \\frac{cos θ}{sin θ}) - \\frac{sin θ}{cos θ})

= \\frac{cos^2 θ – sin^2 θ}{sin θ cos θ})

We know sin^{2} θ + cos ^{2} θ = 1

Rewrite sin^{2}θ in the numerator as (1 - cos^{2}θ): \\frac{cos^2 θ − (1− cos^2 θ)}{sin θ cos θ}) = \\frac{cos^2 θ − 1 + cos^2 θ}{sin θ cos θ})

**= \\frac{2 cos^2 θ – 1}{sin θ cos θ})**

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1. Section A | 2018 CBSE Class 10 Maths 1 Mark **Questions 1 to 2** ▶

2. Section A | 2019 CBSE Class 10 Maths 1 Mark **Question 3 to 4** ▶

3. Section A | 2019 CBSE Class 10 Maths 1 Mark **Question 5 to 6** ▶

4. Section B | 2019 CBSE Class 10 Maths 2 Mark **Question 7** | Real Numbers ▶

5. Section B | 2019 CBSE Class 10 Maths 2 Mark **Question 8** | Arithmetic Progressions ▶

6. Section B | 2019 CBSE Class 10 Maths 2 Mark **Question 9** | Coordinate Geometry ▶

7. Section B | 2019 CBSE Class 10 Maths 2 Mark **Question 10** | Probability ▶

8. Section B | 2019 CBSE Class 10 Maths 3 Mark **Question 11** | Probability ▶

9. Section B | 2019 CBSE Class 10 Maths 3 Mark **Question 12** | Linear Equations ▶

10. Section C | 2019 CBSE Class 10 Maths 3 Mark **Question 13** | Real Numbers & HCF ▶

11. Section C | 2019 CBSE Class 10 Maths 3 Mark **Question 14** | Polynomials ▶

12. Section C | 2019 CBSE Class 10 Maths 3 Mark **Question 15** | Linear Equations ▶

13. Section C | 2019 CBSE Class 10 Maths 3 Mark **Question 16** | Coordinate Geometry ▶

14. Section C | 2019 CBSE Class 10 Maths 3 Mark **Question 17** | Trigonometric Ratios ▶

15. Section C | 2019 CBSE Class 10 Maths 3 Mark **Question 18** | Circles ▶

16. Section C | 2019 CBSE Class 10 Maths 3 Mark **Question 19** | Triangles ▶

17. Section C | 2019 CBSE Class 10 Maths 3 Mark **Question 20** | Areas Related to Circles ▶

18. Section C | 2019 CBSE Class 10 Maths 3 Mark **Question 21** | Statistics - Median ▶

19. Section C | 2019 CBSE Class 10 Maths 3 Mark **Question 22** | Statistics ▶

20. Section D | 2019 CBSE Class 10 Maths 4 Mark **Question 23** | Quadratic Equations ▶

21. Section D | 2019 CBSE Class 10 Maths 4 Mark **Question 24** | Arithmetic Progressions ▶

22. Section D | 2019 CBSE Class 10 Maths 4 Mark **Question 25** | Triangles ▶

23. Section D | 2019 CBSE Class 10 Maths 4 Mark **Question 27** | Trigonometry ▶

24. Section D | 2019 CBSE Class 10 Maths 4 Mark **Question 28** | Statistics ▶

25. Section D | 2019 CBSE Class 10 Maths 4 Mark **Question 29** | Surface Areas ▶

26. Section D | 2019 CBSE Class 10 Maths 4 Mark **Question 30** | Trigonometry ▶

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