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Precalculus | Packer Collegiate Institute



Polar Practice Home Enjoyment

1. For (i)-(iv), convert the following from rectangular coordinates to polar coordinates. For (v) and (vi) convert from
polar coordinates to rectangular coordinates.
(i) rect: (2, 6) (ii) rect: ( 2, 9) (iii) rect: ( 3.2, 2.2)






(iv) rect: (0, 5)
(v) polar: (3, )
3
t

(vi) polar: 3 ) ( 2, 2.
radians








2. Graph the following polar coordinates:
5
(2,
6
) A
t
= , ( 3,
3
) B
t
= , , ) (1 C t = ,
1
(2,
6
)
1
D
t
=





3. For the polar coordinates above, write them in three different forms
(a) 0, 2 0 r t u > s < (b) 2 0, 0 r u t s < < (c) 2 4 0, r t u t s < >
(i)
5
(2, )
6
t







(ii) ( 3,
3
)
t

(iii) (1, ) t







(iv)
11
(2, )
6
t


4. Convert from a polar equation to a rectangular equation:
(a) 2cos 10sin r u u = [and what kind of figure is
this when graphed?]
(b)
5
2 cos
r
u
=















5. Convert from a rectangular equation to a polar equation:
(c)
2
2 y xy = (d)
2 2
50 5 5 y x = +













6. True or false: Rectangular coordinates are unique
True or false: Polar coordinates are unique

7. Write the equation of both graphs below, in polar and rectangular:

Rectangular: ______________________ Rectangular: ______________________
Polar: ___________________________ Polar: ___________________________

8. Graph cos( ) 4 r u = by hand

4 3 2 1 1 2 3 4
4
3
2
1
1
2
3
4
x
y
4 3 2 1 1 2 3 4
4
3
2
1
1
2
3
4
x
y