# How do you find the polar coordinates of the point?

##### 1 Answer

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.

#### Explanation:

Let us say that we want to **convert a point** **Cartesian Form** to **Polar Form.**

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

Hence,

Hence,

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** using

**Polar form is **

Hope it helps.