polar equations

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polar equations

Postby thewitch » Fri Dec 14, 2012 11:35 pm

I am having trouble solving polar equations.
1. r= 1-sin theta
2. r=3+2sin theta
how would i go about solving these so that i would be able to graph them ?

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Re: polar equations

Postby maggiemagnet » Sat Dec 15, 2012 5:34 pm

thewitch wrote:I am having trouble solving polar equations.
1. r= 1-sin theta
2. r=3+2sin theta
how would i go about solving these so that i would be able to graph them ?

I don't understand what you mean by "solving" these. Are you maybe wanting to switch these to rectangular coordinates? If so, then there are some common methods for this. Try (here) or (here). Please write back if you get stuck. Thanks!
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