Posted by Katie on Saturday, June 7, 2014 at 11:51pm.
2. The polar coordinates of a point are given. Find the rectangular coordinates of each point.
a. (5,(π / 4))
b. (2,(π / 6))
NOTE: I tried to do these myself and got that:
a= (4.99,0.27)
b=(1.99,0.11)
Which I know these are wrong, so I don't know how to do them..

PreCalc  Reiny, Sunday, June 8, 2014 at 12:11am
For any (r,Ø)
x = rcosØ, y = rsinØ
so
x = 5cos(π/4) , y = 5sin(π/4)
x = 5√2/2 , y = 5√2/2
so you have the point (5√2/2 , 5√2/2)
(I don't see why you would want to write that in decimals, since you have to round it)
appr (3.5355 , 3.5355)
do the 2nd question in the same way
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