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Polar to Cartesian

  • Thread starter RESmonkey
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1. Homework Statement

Replace the polar equation by an equivalent Cartesian (rectangular) equation. Then identify or describe the graph.

****Let's just make x = theta because I can't find a theta symbol*****

r = 2cos(x) + 2sin(x)


2. Homework Equations

none?

3. The Attempt at a Solution

x = rcos(x) = (2cos(x) + 2sin(x)) * cos(x)
y = rsin(x) = (2cos(x) + 2sin(x)) *sin(x)

No idea what do to from here.


Thanks in advance
 

Answers and Replies

benorin
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Try multiplying [itex]r = 2\cos\theta + 2\sin\theta[/itex] through by [itex]r[/itex].
 

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