Posted by **Sara** on Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 4:38pm.

How would you simplify this polar equation to r=?

2=rcos(theta-20)

Would i divide the 2 by both sides?

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**bobpursley**, Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 4:43pm
yes.

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**Sara**, Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 4:57pm
Then how would i bring the r out?

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**Deez**, Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 5:19pm
Multiply R by both sides so that u have r equals the rest of the equation

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**Anonymous**, Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 5:24pm
r=2/cos(theta-20) -the equation of a line

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**Sara**, Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 5:56pm
why wouldnt it be cos(theta-20)/2?

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**Anonymous**, Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 6:50pm
We divide both sides by cos(theta-20)

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**Sara**, Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 7:30pm
ohhhh wooow why didn't i think of it that way haha thanks!

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