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Converting from Polar to Rectangular

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Homework Statement



Convert r=3[tex]/[/tex](4cos[tex]\theta[/tex]-sin[tex]\theta[/tex]) to rectangular form

Homework Equations



r=[tex]\sqrt{}[/tex]x^2+y^2

The Attempt at a Solution



4x-y=3 ????
 
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Relevant equations: x=rcos0, y=rsin0

All you need to do is get rid of the denominator and you're home free.
 
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Homework Statement



Convert r=3[tex]/[/tex](4cos[tex]\theta[/tex]-sin[tex]\theta[/tex]) to rectangular form

Homework Equations



r=[tex]\sqrt{}[/tex]x^2+y^2

The Attempt at a Solution



4x-y=3 ????
Yes, that's correct.
 

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