$$ 12\sin( \omega t - 10) $$
I understand how it's solved when using the graphical method, however I'm having trouble understanding something about the trigonometric identities method.
The solution in the text book goes like this (It wants positive amplitudes) : (All angles are in degrees)
$$ 12\cos( \omega t - 10 - 90) $$
$$ 12\cos( \omega t - 100) $$
I know that in order to convert from sine to cosine angle you either add or subtract $90$ degrees. What I don't understand is whether I should add or subtract to get the equivalent with positive amplitude. The way I approach this is that I imagine the graph where $+\cos \omega t$ is the positive $x$-axis, $-\cos \omega t$ is the negative $x$-axis, $+\sin \omega t$ is the negative $y$-axis and $-\sin \omega t$ is the positive $y$-axis.
Since I want to change from positive amplitude sine to positive amplitude cosine I add $90$ degrees. But apparently that is incorrect. Please explain this to me.