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Convert the polar equation to rectangular form and identify the graph.
r= 7/ (2cosΘ+5sinΘ)
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music101 Group Title
Convert the polar equation to rectangular form and identify the graph. r= 7/ (2cosΘ+5sinΘ)
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dw:1393722700861:dw
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sourwing Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
y = r sin(theta) x = r cos(theta) x^2 + y^2 = r^2 plug and chug
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yea so how would i plug it in
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
cuz i did this last week and i kinda forgot sorry
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myininaya Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Try getting your cos and sin with r over there by multiplying both sides by 2cos(theta)+5sin(theta)
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
okay. i did that
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myininaya Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So you have: \[2rcos(\theta)+5rsin(\theta)=7 ?\]
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
why would you put r w/ each one of the terms isnt there just 1?
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myininaya Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\[r=\frac{7}{2\cos(\theta)+5 \sin(\theta)} => r(2\cos(\theta)+5 \sin(\theta))=7\] Distributive property!
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
oh ok i gotchu
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myininaya Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you should have it from here. Use the equations sour gave you.
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thannk you(:
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
what if the question's like r= 3sinΘ ?
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myininaya Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Try multiplying r on both sides recall rsin(theta)=y and r^2=x^2+y^2
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
hmm ok...
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so r^2= 3rsinΘ?
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myininaya Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
right so now you are able to replace rsin(theta) with y and r^2 with x^2+y^2
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
then youd have?
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
the square root of that right?
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myininaya Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
just do exactly what I said replace r sin(theta) with y replace r^2 with x^2+y^2
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
i did tht
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myininaya Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you are done what else do you want?
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
is tht my final answer
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myininaya Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
putting an equation in terms of just x and y ( or just x or just y) is called a cartesian equation if that was the directions to just right as a cartesian equation then you are done
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
right, sorry. i missed a problem on my homework it was r= 2sinΘ4cosΘ
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myininaya Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
multiply both sides by r
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
do you square both sides 1st
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
thts what i emant
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myininaya Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
replace r^2 with x^2+y^2 replace r sin(theta) with y replace r cos(theta) with x
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
ok i did that: x^2+y^2= 2y4x
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myininaya Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
yep. :) that is right you wrote the poloar equation as a cartesian equation if that is all the directions said to do then you are done.
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
do you stop there
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
aand i missed r= 3+3cosΘ
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so i multiplied both sides by r 1st
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
and got x^2+y^2=3r +3x but dont i need to get rid of the r?
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myininaya Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
you could subtract both sides by 3x giving you \[x^2+y^23x=3r \] then square both sides and replace the r^2 with x^2+y^2
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
why square both sides?
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myininaya Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
I just prefer my answer without radicals and me squaring both sides will allow me to write my answer without radicals
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
so what would be final answer then
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myininaya Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
what if you with what I was saying take my equation and then square both sides and then replace the r^2 with x^2+y^2 you will have your final answer
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yeah but when you square the whole left side you get x^4+y^49x^2 = 3x^2+y^2?
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myininaya Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\[(x^2+y^23x)^2=(3r)^2 \] the us what you get when you square both sides your equation is not equivalent to that you squared each term sorta but not really it is whatever you do to one side of equation you can do to the other and the equation still holds
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myininaya Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
\[\text {recall law of exponents} (3r)^2=3^2r^2=9r^2=9(x^2+y^2) \]
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
im not following are you saying keep left side just squared in parentheses?
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myininaya Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
It is easier than multiplying it out, don't you think?
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music101 Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
yes. so only change right side. like substitue
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myininaya Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You can multiply it out if you want. Just do it correctly, but the if the directions just say write as a rectangular (aka cartesian equation) than you are done. If the left hand side was already in terms of x and y. r^2 was the only thing that needed to be converted.
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