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    Transforming polar to cartesian coords

    Transform the given polar-coordinate equation into a rectangular coordinates equation:
    r= -4cos terra + 3 sin terra
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abalo View Post
    Transform the given polar-coordinate equation into a rectangular coordinates equation:
    r= -4cos terra + 3 sin terra
    Assuming terra= \theta:
    Start by multiplying both sides by r.
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