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### Simplify produces an incorrect result.

I am using sagemath.com for this test on 19 Feb 2014. I applied Simplify to

C = ((((K - 1)*L*sin(-(K - 1)*t/K) + (K - 1)) *
((K - 1)^2*L*sin(-(K - 1)*t/K)/K + (K - 1)*sin(t))) -
((K - 1)*L*cos(-(K - 1)*t/K) - (K - 1)*cos(t)) *
(-(K - 1)^2*L*cos(-(K - 1)*t/K)/K + (K - 1)*cos(t)))
/ ((((K - 1)*L*sin(-(K - 1)*t/K) + (K - 1)*sin(t))^2 +
((K - 1)*L*cos(-(K - 1)*t/K) - (K - 1)*cos(t))^2)^(3/2))


The result returned is about 10 times too small and the peaks shift position as K is increased toward 1. K and L are parameters that should be within (0,1). Plot with K = 0.42 and L = 0.22 in Sagemath demonstrates the problem.

Cs = ((K - 1)*L*cos((K - 1)*t/K) - (K - 1)*cos(t)) *
((K - 1)^2*L*cos((K - 1)*t/K)/K - (K - 1)*cos(t)) +
((K - 1)*L*sin((K - 1)*t/K) - K + 1) *
((K - 1)^2*L*sin((K - 1)*t/K)/K - (K - 1)*sin(t))


As K approaches 0, the results more closely agree. Is this possibly a roundoff problem because of the numerator in C?

I verified the difference between the two using both Sagemath.com plot and Geogebra.