What is the distance between the following polar coordinates?: # (6,(17pi)/12), (5,(9pi)/8) #
- They have different radii
- They have different angles
Polar coordinates are written in the following format:
If you plot your points in either Cartesian or polar coordinates, you can clearly see the difference.
Convert to Cartesian coordinates, remember the following formulas:
Use the distance formula (Pythagorean Theorem) between these points: