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## Homework Statement

## Homework Equations

## The Attempt at a Solution

$$3cos(20t+10°)-5cos(20t-30°)\\ =3\angle 10°-5\angle -30°\\ =-1.376+3.0209j\\ =3.32\angle -65.51°$$ In the last step, the textbook actually got ##3.32\angle 114.49°##.

I checked both answers and it seems that the textbook's answer is correct. All I did to get -65.51° is using the arctan function on my calculator. It looks like their angle is 180° greater than that. How did they choose the correct angle? I'm rusty on my trigonometry.