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 one year ago
TRUE or FALSE?
Polar equations can describe graphs as functions, even when their equations in the rectangular coordinate system are not functions.
 one year ago
TRUE or FALSE? Polar equations can describe graphs as functions, even when their equations in the rectangular coordinate system are not functions.

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ilfy214
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Ohh, thank you! Any way you can explain it in the simplest terms?

genius12
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0@ilfy214 I'll give you an example. Consider the polar equation \(\bf r = 6\) or \(\bf r=cos(\theta)+sin(\theta)\). Both equations describe circles that are functions of \(\bf \theta\). But if these same circles were to be represented in rectangular coordinates, they would have to be described implicitly and they won't be be described with y as a function of x.

ilfy214
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Gotcha! Thank you both :)
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