Draw a diagram, specify intercepts

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Draw a diagram of the orbit and specify its x and y intercepts. Describe its shape.

r = 2bsin(wt)x̂ + bcos(wt)ŷ

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Heres my picture. Aren't the intercepts just 2b for x and b for y?
 

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Heres my picture. Aren't the intercepts just 2b for x and b for y?
Those certainly are intercepts. Any more?
You have not drawn the orbit, only one point of it.
 
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Okay, I got it. Thanks.
 

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