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cos(30 – t)
The cosine subtraction formula goes as follows:
cos(a – b) = cos(a)cos(b) + sin(a)sin(b)
So if we wanted cos(30 – t), we would get
cos(30 – t) = cos(30) cos(t) + sin(30)sin(t)
Cosine of 30 degrees is sqrt(3)/2.
Sine of 30 degrees is 1/2.
cos(30 – t) = [sqrt(3)/2] cos(t) + (1/2)sin(t)
If we wanted to put this under one fraction, we would get
cos(30 – t) = [sqrt(3) cos(t) + sin(t)]/2

We need to know what Theta is.
However your teacher probably wants you to use the trig identities for adding and subtracting angles
cos (A – B) = cos(A)Cos(B) + sin(A)sin(B)
cos (30 – Y) = cos(30)cos(Y) – sin(30)sin(Y) where Y is Theta

cos(A – B) = cos(A)*cos(B) + sin(A)*sin(B)
cos(30 – t) = cos(30)*cos(t) + sin(30)*sin(t) = â3/2*cos(t) + sin(t)/2