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If `f(x)=f(-x)` for all `|x|ltR, f(x)-f(-x)` is a constant 0 function for all `|x|ltR.`
The constant 0 function has a unique power series that is ` `
Therefore all the coefficients of the power series of f(x)-f(-x) ` ` are 0.
Now let's find the coefficients of f(x)-f(-x) as an expression of a_n
Hence` (a_n-(-1)^na_n)=0` for all n.
If n even `(-1)^n=1 ` and the condition becomes `a_n-a_n=0 ` which is true for any even n.
if n odd,` (-1)^n=-1` and the condition becomes `a_n+a_n=0. ` Therefore `a_n=0.`
In conclusion if `f(x)=f(-x)` , `a_n=0` for all odd n.
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