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Please help elimante the parameter to find a rectangular equation.

  1. May 6, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Elimnate the parameter to find a rectangular equation of the curve. x=sin t, y= csc t


    2. Relevant equations

    I believe trignometric identities are relevent to this problem. cscx=1/sinx

    3. The attempt at a solution

    csc x =1/ sin x
    thus
    y=1/x
    Is this the answer? any help is appreciated thank you.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. May 6, 2012 #2
    Yep, that's right :smile:
     
  4. May 7, 2012 #3

    sharks

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    By "rectangular" you are being asked to find the equation in terms of Cartesian coordinates, which in this case, are x and y. So, y=1/x is correct.
     
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