# Trigonometric Identities Like $A \sin(x) + B \cos(y) = \cdots$

Are there any identities for trigonometric equations of the form:

$$A\sin(x) + B\sin(y) = \cdots$$ $$A\sin(x) + B\cos(y) = \cdots$$ $$A\cos(x) + B\cos(y) = \cdots$$

I can't find any mention of them anywhere, maybe there is a good reason why there aren't identities for these? Thanks!

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I have heard of asin(x) + bcos(x) = Acos(x+alpha) where A is in terms of a and b .Without a relation between x and y we cannot combine because of the different coefficients a and b . had they been 1 it is possible – Harish Kayarohanam Aug 15 '13 at 18:34
Perhaps you could be a little bit more specific in what kind of identity you are expecting. Personally I find your initial form simple enough but perhaps you are bothered by the $+$ which makes you unable to do a certain type of calculation? – user88595 Aug 15 '13 at 18:43
One simple special case is the identities saying $\sin x+\sin y$ $=\text{a single term, which is a product of half-angle functions}$, and similarly for $\cos x+\cos y$ and $\sin x+\cos y$. – Michael Hardy Aug 15 '13 at 18:45

there are no general formula for these expressions.but may exist when $A$ and $B$ are interrelated .
For example consider triangle $ABC$ where $a,b,\text{ and }c$ are the sides of the triangle and $A,B,\text{ and }C$ are the respective angles opposite to $a,b,\text{ and }c$ then $$c = a\cos B + b\cos A$$ here this is because $a,b ,A\text{ and }B$ are interrelated by laws of triangle.