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Q 53.

Found in: Page 731


Book edition 1st
Author(s) Peter Kohn, Laura Taalman
Pages 1155 pages
ISBN 9781429241861

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Short Answer

In Exercises 48–55 convert the equations given in rectangular coordinates to equations in polar coordinates.


The required equation is -3cscθ.

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Step by Step Solution

Step 1. Given information.

The given equation in rectangular coordinates is:


Step 2. Find the equation in rectangular coordinates.


As we know that in polar coordinates y=r sinθ, then substitute the value of y ,

r sinθ=-3

Divide both sides by role="math" localid="1649349326734" sinθ,

r sinθsinθ=-3sinθr=-3sinθr=-3cscθ

Therefore, the equation in polar coordinates is -3cscθ.

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