Converting from Polar Coordinates to Rectangular - Concept

Concept Concept (1)

It can often be useful to convert polar coordinates to rectangular coordinates. Sometimes operations are easier in one coordinate system than the other. The conversion from polar coordinates to rectangular coordinates involves using the sine and cosine functions to find x and y. It is also important to understand how to convert from rectangular to polar coordinates.

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Converting from Polar Coordinates to Rectangular - Problem 1
Problem 1
How to convert a polar equation, 10cos(theta) - 24sin(theta) into rectangular form, and describe the shape of its graph.
Converting from Polar Coordinates to Rectangular - Problem 2
Problem 2
How to convert a polar equation, 4/(1+sin(theta)), into rectangular form, and describe the shape of its graph.
Converting from Polar Coordinates to Rectangular - Problem 3
Problem 3
How to convert a polar equation, 2/(cos(tehta)-(pi/2)), into rectangular form, and describe the shape of its graph.