# How do you name the curve given by the conic #r=4/(1+costheta)#?

##### 1 Answer

Jan 13, 2018

Convert to the General Cartesian Form :

Compute the determinant:

If

If

If

Given:

Substitute

Please observe that, for the the above equation, the coefficients of the General Cartesian Form are,

It is a parabola.