If you use Rsin(x-a) = R(sina*cosx - cosa*sinx)
then tan(a) = sin(a)/cos(a)
Find the value of a.
Substitute in the equation and find the value of x.
my problem is that though I am aware i can use Rsin(x-a) to express this equation i never get the same answers as the book which uses Rcos(x+a). The book chose to express the equation as Rcos(x+a), however i want to express it as Rsin(x-a) because i am unable to read off the sin graph, it does not work anymore the reading are inaccurate. Can someone represent the equation as Rsin(x-a) and tell me how they got there?
the books R(cos.. working
the equation
this results in a=73.74