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Homework Help: Converting from Polar to Rectangular

  1. May 19, 2008 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

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

    2. Relevant equations

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

    3. The attempt at a solution

    4x-y=3 ????
     
    Last edited: May 19, 2008
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  3. May 19, 2008 #2
    Relevant equations: x=rcos0, y=rsin0

    All you need to do is get rid of the denominator and you're home free.
     
  4. May 19, 2008 #3

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    Yes, that's correct.
     
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