Polar curves/Area of rectangle

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Part C is confusing me.

I got the height PQ to be 16/3root6

But I'm lost as to how to find the length SP. The mark scheme has the answer as 8, or (SP/2 = 4 therefore SP = 8) but I still can't figure it out, maybe it's 'cause I've been doing questions all day.

Can someone shed some light on this for me please.
 

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Try ##\theta=0## :rolleyes:
 
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Try ##\theta=0## :rolleyes:
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Thank you
 
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Homework Statement


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Homework Equations




The Attempt at a Solution



Part C is confusing me.

I got the height PQ to be 16/3root6

But I'm lost as to how to find the length SP. The mark scheme has the answer as 8, or (SP/2 = 4 therefore SP = 8) but I still can't figure it out, maybe it's 'cause I've been doing questions all day.

Can someone shed some light on this for me please.
Part (c) needs calculus, so should certainly not appear in a "pre-calculus" forum.
 
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Part (c) needs calculus, so should certainly not appear in a "pre-calculus" forum.
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