       Re: Simplify

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• From: "Dr. Wolfgang Hintze" <weh at snafu.de>
• Date: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 04:20:01 -0400 (EDT)
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```On 13 Aug., 09:20, "news" <n... at newsfe03.iad.highwinds-media.com>
wrote:
> Hi folks,
>
> Simplify must result:
>
> Simplify[(1 + Sin[x] - Cos[x])/(1 + Sin[x] + Cos[x]) == Tan[x/2]]
> True
>
> but why instead it results:
>
> Simplify[(1 + Sin[x] - Cos[x]) / (1 + Sin[x] + Cox[x]) ==  Tan[x/2]]
>
> ((Cos[x] - Cox[x])*Tan[x/2]) / (1 + Cox[x] + Sin[x]) == 0
>
> Thanks.
>
> Max.
>
>

Max, I get

In:= Simplify[(1 + Sin[x] - Cos[x])/(1 + Sin[x] + Cos[x])]

Out= Tan[x/2]

and also

In:= Simplify[(1 + Sin[x] - Cos[x])/(1 + Sin[x] + Cos[x]) == Tan[x/
2]]

Out= True

and I don't see where you strange second line may come from.

Best Ragards,
Wolfgang

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