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  • 5 years ago

need help converting x^2+y^2=16 to polar form

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  1. apples
    • 5 years ago
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    Note that \[r^2 = x^2 + y^2\] thus \[r^2 = 16\] Take the square root of both sides, and the answer becomes r = 4.

  2. anonymous
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    alright so i got that, now about notating it into polar coordinates, would i just use the arctan formula?

  3. apples
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    Hrm? It's already in polar form. You don't need to do anything else.

  4. anonymous
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    ah, i c. well thank you. i will do a few examples with your assistance.

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