# How do you convert #-1+(sqrt3i)# to polar form?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 14, 2017

#### Explanation:

For a complex number in the form

the radius is given by the Pythagorean Theorem as

In this case

The angle can be calculated using an inverse trig function and adjusting to place the point in the proper quadrant.

In this case

Using the

so it will be necessary to add

(In this particular case, we have one of the standard triangles and the angle could easily be inferred with a quick sketch. )