# Conversion of polar equation to rectangular equation

r= (15)/(3-2cos(theta))

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in polar coordinates r=(x^2+y^2)^1/2 and also x=rcosQ ,y=rsinQ so putting these in above equation and cosQ=x/r we get( x^2+y^2)^1/2=15/(3-2*x/( x^2+y^2)^1/2) now this can be solved

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Given:
$$r = \frac{15}{3-2cos(\theta)}$$

$$r = \sqrt{x^2+y^2}$$

$$x = rcos(\theta)$$

$$y = rsin(\theta)$$

substituting
$$\sqrt{x^2+y^2} = \frac{15}{3-2(\frac{x}{\sqrt{x^2+y^2}})}$$

arildno
$$y=\pm\frac{\sqrt{5(15-x)(x+3)}}{3}$$