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#### Monoxdifly

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Prove that $$\displaystyle \frac{cos2x+cos2y}{sin2x-sin2y}=\frac1{tan(x-y)}$$. Can someone provide me some hints? I tried to manipulate the right-hand expression but got back to square one.

#### castor28

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Prove that $$\displaystyle \frac{cos2x+cos2y}{sin2x-sin2y}=\frac1{tan(x-y)}$$. Can someone provide me some hints? I tried to manipulate the right-hand expression but got back to square one.
Hi Monoxdifly ,

\begin{align*}
\cos a + \cos b &= 2\cos\frac{a+b}{2}\cos\frac{a-b}{2}\\
\sin a - \sin b &= 2\sin\frac{a-b}{2}\cos\frac{a+b}{2}
\end{align*}

#### Monoxdifly

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Hi Monoxdifly ,

$$\displaystyle \frac{cos2x+cos2y}{sin2x-sin2y}$$=$$\displaystyle \frac{2cos\frac{2x+2y}{2}cos\frac{2x-2y}{2}}{2sin\frac{2x-2y}{2}cos\frac{2x+2y}{2}}$$=$$\displaystyle \frac{cos(x-y)}{sin(x-y)}$$= cot(x - y) = $$\displaystyle \frac1{tan(x-y)}$$