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..

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**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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