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When solving trig equations Mathematica's Solve[] function gives the correct list of solutions but some of the solutions are repeated more than once. I present an example below.

Given the simple trig equation:

2 Sin[x]^2 + 3 Sin[x] + 1 == 0

Find only those solutions that are in the interval zero to 2*Pi.

There are only three solutions:

(7 Pi)/6, (3 Pi)/2, and (11 Pi)/6

Here is how I input the problem into Mathematica:

Solve[{2 Sin[x]^2 + 3 Sin[x] + 1 == 0, 0 <= x <= 2 Pi}, x]

Here is the output that Mathematica produces:

{{x -> (7 Pi)/6}, {x -> (3 Pi)/2}, {x -> (3 Pi)/2}, {x -> (11 Pi)/6}}

Notice that one of the solutions (3 Pi)/2 is repeated twice in the list of solutions. Why does it repeat this one solution. Why not repeat the others? Why repeat any of them? Am I doing something wrong?

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# Solving trig equation Mathematica repeats results

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