Ok, so I am looking at the min and max for the angle x:
-12cos(x) + (2)12sin(x) = 5
-12cos(x) + (2)12sin(x) = -5
which I reduced to:
(12)(2sin(x) - cos(x)) = ±5
2sin(x) - cos(x) = ±5/12
I'm not sure how to solve for the angle (x) from here.
Working with what you gave me I was able to successfully get both angles using the quadratic formula, thanks.
Just to understand exactly how you manipulated the sin function:
sin(x) = sqrt(1-cos(x)^2) ???
Is there a listing of these conversions somewhere?