# Parametric Equations and cartesian equation

(1)If you are given the parametric equations $x = sin(2\pi\t)$ $y = cos(2\pi\t)$ and $0\leq t\leq 1$ how would you find the cartesian equation for a curve that contains the parametrized curve?

Using the identity $\sin^{2}\theta + cos^{2}\theta = 1$ would it be $x^{2} + y^{2} = 1$?

Thanks

EnumaElish
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Sorry... What does anything have to do with t? Isn't t part of the problem? If so, should it not be part of the solution as well?

Are you sure x and y are independent of t?? If so, the cartsian equation is just the point (0,1)

come on its a typo.... $x = \sin(2\pi t ), y = \cos(2\pi t )$

thanks

HallsofIvy
Yes, you are correct, since $sin^2(2\pi t)+ cos^2(2\pi t)$.
You should also note that, as t goes from 0 to 1, $2\pi t$ goes from 0 to $2\pi$ so this would be exactly once around the circle.