# How do you divide #( 4i+1) / (-8i +5 )# in trigonometric form?

##### 1 Answer

#### Explanation:

First, convert both the numerator and denominator into polar form.

Converting

#r = sqrt(4^2 + 1^2) = sqrt17#

#theta = tan^-1(4/1) = 75.96^@#

#4i + 1 = sqrt17 color(white)"-" angle color(white)"."75.96^@#

Converting

#r = sqrt((-8)^2 + 5^2) = sqrt89#

#theta = tan^-1(-8/5) = -57.99^@#

#-8i + 5 = sqrt89 color(white)"-" angle color(white)"."-57.99^@#

Dividing in polar form:

#(sqrt17 color(white)"-" angle color(white)"."75.96^@) / ( sqrt89 color(white)"-" angle color(white)"."-57.99^@) = sqrt17/sqrt89 color(white)"-" angle color(white)"-" (75.96-(-57.99))^@#

# = sqrt17/sqrt89 color(white)"-" angle color(white)"." 133.95^@#

Now to convert back to rectangular:

#Re = r cos theta = sqrt17 / sqrt89 cos133.95^@ = -0.303#

#Im = ri sin theta = sqrt17/sqrt89 i color(white)"." sin133.95^@ = 0.315i#

So the final answer is