# Math Help - help with trig equations

1. ## help with trig equations

hi everyone, I'm new so I hope I am doing this right.

I don't know how to solve this problem:

Use the algebraic method to write √2 sin x - √2 cos x in the form kcos(x + ϕ) where k>0, 0≤ ϕ ≤ 2π

thanks for any help!

2. $\sqrt{2}\sin x-\sqrt{2}\cos x=-2\left(\frac{\sqrt{2}}{2}\cos x-\frac{\sqrt{2}}{2}\sin x\right)=$
$=-2\left(\cos x\cos\frac{\pi}{4}-\sin x\sin\frac{\pi}{4}\right)=-2\cos\left(x+\frac{\pi}{4}\right)$