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Question:

If $\frac{3 \pi}{4}<\alpha<\pi$, then $\sqrt{2 \cot \alpha+\frac{1}{\sin ^{2} \alpha}}$ is equal to

(a)  1 − cot α

(b) 1 + cot α

(c) −1 + cot α

(d) −1 −cot α

Solution:

(d) −1 −cot α

We have:

$\sqrt{2 \cot \alpha+\frac{1}{\sin ^{2} \alpha}}$

$=\sqrt{\frac{2 \cos \alpha}{\sin \alpha}+\frac{1}{\sin ^{2} \alpha}}$

$=\sqrt{\frac{2 \sin \alpha \cos \alpha+1}{\sin ^{2} \alpha}}$

$=\sqrt{\frac{2 \sin \alpha \cos \alpha+\sin ^{2} \alpha+\cos ^{2} \alpha}{\sin ^{2} \alpha}}$

$=\sqrt{\frac{(\sin \alpha+\cos \alpha)^{2}}{\sin ^{2} \alpha}}$

$=\sqrt{(1+\cot \alpha)^{2}}$

$=|1+\cot \alpha|$

$=-(1+\cot \alpha) \quad\left[\right.$ When $\left.\frac{3 \pi}{4}<\alpha<\pi, \cot \alpha<-1 \Rightarrow \cot \alpha+1<0\right]$

$=-1-\cot \alpha$

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