I've used the sum and difference identity for cos and here is my answer:

$\displaystyle

\frac{\sqrt{3}+\sqrt{2}}{4}

$

Cos -5pi/12 I translate as -75 degrees, so I used my known angles which were:

pi/-6and-pi/4.

I also know that -5pi/12 is in the4th regionso the value should be positive (AllStudents TakeCalculus).

From the Cosine Sum formula we have:

Cos(a+b)=Cos(a)Cos(b)-Sin(a)Sin(b)

Cos(-pi/4 + -pi/6)= Cos(-pi/4)Cos(-pi/6)-Sin(-pi/4)Sin(-pi/6)

Cos(-pi/4 + -pi/6)=(sqrt2/2)(sqrt3/2)-(sqrt2/2)(1/2)

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So what Did I do wrong guys?