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When I type Trig functions using {} or () I seem to get the same result, what is the difference between the two?

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They cannot be the same as follows.

\documentclass[preview,border=12pt,12pt,varwidth]{standalone}

\begin{document}
\verb|$\sin{x}$ and $\sin(x)$|

$\sin{x}$ and $\sin(x)$
\end{document}

enter image description here

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