One can look into any precalculus book and find a proof of the addition formulas of sine and cosine. Though as most are aware there is a quick way to get the formulas by using Euler's Formula. But to get the formulas by eulers formula, you must equate coefficients with respect to the imaginary part i. My question is this, equating coefficients was taught to be used for polynomials, because a set of coefficients uniquely determines a polynomial. How can you show the same is true with respect to i? Yes it looks very intuitive, but I'm wondering if there's something a little more powerful than that.