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Homework Help: Distance from x to y

  1. Feb 18, 2010 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    Two points in the xy plane have Cartesian coordinates (1.00, -5.00) m and (-8.00, 8.00) m.
    (a) Determine the distance between these points.
    in m

    (b) Determine their polar coordinates.
    (1.00, -5.00)
    r = m
    θ = ° (counterclockwise from the + x axis is positive)

    (-8.00, 8.00)
    r = m
    θ = ° (counterclockwise from the + x axis is positive)
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  3. Feb 18, 2010 #2


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