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double integrals in polar coordinates

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And this is the answer they have given us:

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They converted to polar coordinates. I've seen this type of problem being solved without conversion to polar coordinates. I tried to evaluate the integral without converting to polar and I ended up with a different answer:

But my answer does not agree with the model answer! Shouldn't we end up with the same result regardless of whether we use polar or rectangular coordinates? I appreciate any help because I have an exam tomorrow...