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    Yes, cos is an even function so cos(-x) = cos(x). So instead of that sign swapping from plus to minus on the RHS, it would stay plus, but the minus sign from inside the brackets would go, i.e:

    a + cos(-pi b) = a + cos(pi b).

    Yes, as tan is also an odd function, that equality would also hold for tan.
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    Yes, cos is an even function so cos(-x) = cos(x). So instead of that sign swapping from plus to minus on the RHS, it would stay plus, but the minus sign from inside the brackets would go, i.e:

    a + cos(-pi b) = a + cos(pi b).

    Yes, as tan is also an odd function, that equality would also hold for tan.
    Hey thanks I understand it better now- you explained that really well !
 
 
 
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