How do you find the polar coordinates of the point?
I am assuming that you want to convert a point in Cartesian Coordinate form to Polar Coordinate Form.
I will use an example in the explanation below.
Let us say that we want to convert a point
Let us analyze the image below:
We have a right-triangle and hence we can use Pythagoras Theorem to define a relationship:
We can see that
Observe that, if we are given the point
Now, let us work on the point in Cartesian coordinate form, in our example:
Let us plot this point and look at the graph:
Now, we are in a position to convert the
Polar form is
Hope it helps.
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