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Why do we represent particle by a group of matter waves and not by single de Broglie wave

Why do we represent particle by a group of matter waves and not by single de Broglie wave?

Two representations of a hydrogenic de-Broglie...
Two representations of a hydrogenic de-Broglie wave; the ring represents the electron's phase as a color, the wavy line shows the phase using a polar plot of a sinus curve. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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