I've been having alot of trouble with this equation. I need to convert it into standard y intercept form...

http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/a...34/Capture.png

Thanks in advance for your help!

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- May 13th 2010, 12:39 PMcombover1234Need some help with polar!
I've been having alot of trouble with this equation. I need to convert it into standard y intercept form...

http://i963.photobucket.com/albums/a...34/Capture.png

Thanks in advance for your help! - May 13th 2010, 01:38 PMojones
Wow, are you sure you have this right? Looks like something your professor made up while drunk. Assuming it is correct, rewrite it as:

Multiplying both sides by gives:

Now substitute and

Note: I took the posive square root in the half-angle identity Convince yourself that this is justified.