# How do you convert polar coordinates to Cartesian coordinates?

## How do you convert polar coordinates to Cartesian coordinates?

To convert from Cartesian coordinates to polar coordinates: r=√x2+y2 . Since tanθ=yx, θ=tan−1(yx) . So, the Cartesian ordered pair (x,y) converts to the Polar ordered pair (r,θ)=(√x2+y2,tan−1(yx)) .

**How do you convert a polar equation to Cartesian equation?**

To change a rectangular equation to a polar equation just replace x with r cos θ and y with r sin θ . Step 1: Substitute for x and y in x2 + y2 = 16 and solve for r.

**Is polar coordinates the same as Cartesian?**

Although Cartesian coordinates can be used in three dimensions (x, y, and z), polar coordinates only specify two dimensions (r and θ).

### How do you convert to polar coordinates?

To convert from rectangular coordinates to polar coordinates, use one or more of the formulas: cosθ=xr, sinθ=yr, tanθ=yx, and r=√x2+y2.

**How do you find the Cartesian equation?**

A cartesian equation of a curve is simply finding the single equation of this curve in a standard form where xs and ys are the only variables. To find this equation, you need to solve the parametric equations simultaneously: If y = 4t, then divide both sides by 4 to find (1/4)y = t.

**What is the difference between polar coordinates and rectangular coordinates?**

Rectangular coordinates, or cartesian coordinates, come in the form (x,y). Polar coordinates, on the other hand, come in the form (r,θ). Instead of moving out from the origin using horizontal and vertical lines, we instead pick the angle θ, which is the direction, and then move out from the origin a certain distance r.

#### How do you find polar coordinates?

Our conversion formula is x=rcosθy=rsinθ. To go the other direction, one can use the same right triangle. Since r is the distance from the origin to (x,y), it is the magnitude r=√x2+y2.

**How do you graph a polar equation?**

The most common styles used to graph polar equations are Line, Thick Line, and Dotted Line. If you don’t want the calculator to graph a polar equation, un-highlight the equal sign in that equation. To graph it at a later time, rehighlight the equal sign.

**How do you convert rectangular to polar coordinates?**

To convert from rectangular coordinates (x,y) to polar coordinates (r, θ), the following equations should be used: r = sqrt( x^2 + y^2) θ = tan^-1 (y/x) Substituting (-3,3) accordingly to the equations, we obtain r equal to 3*sqrt(2) and θ equal to -π/4. Thus, the polar coordinates equivalent to (-3,3) is (3*sqrt(2), -π/4).

## How do you find a Cartesian equation?

Find the cartesian equation of this curve. A cartesian equation of a curve is simply finding the single equation of this curve in a standard form where xs and ys are the only variables. To find this equation, you need to solve the parametric equations simultaneously: If y = 4t, then divide both sides by 4 to find (1/4)y = t.

**What is the difference between Cartesian and polar?**

In Cartesian coordinate system a point is represented by its distance from X and Y axes respectively, denoted by (X, Y) . In polar coordinate system a point is represented by its distance from origin (r) and the angle made by the line joining origin and the point with X axis, denoted by (r,teta)