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Homework Help: Cartesian coordinates

  1. Feb 10, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    The polar coordinates of a point are r=6.00 m and theta 250. What are the Cartesian coordinates?

    X=????
    Y=????


    2. Relevant equations

    Cos=adj./hyp.
    sin=opp./hyp

    3. The attempt at a solution

    Would I just need to calculate the cos and sin? That is, I would just do sin 250=y/adj and solve for y, right?

    Thank you very much
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Feb 10, 2008 #2
    right.
    x=rcos(theta)
    y=rsin(theta)
     
  4. Feb 10, 2008 #3
    Thank you very much

    Regards
     
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