# How do you convert the Cartesian coordinates (0, -5) to polar coordinates?

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Sep 11, 2015

#### Explanation:

Cartesian co-ordinates (x;y) ma be converted to polar co-ordinates

Plotting the point and then joining a line from the origin to the point is also useful since this line will have length r, and the angle the line makes with the x-axis will be

So in this case, r = 5 and