I need to write an equation in polar coordinates for the points in the plane that satisfy

x^2 - 5x + y^2 - y - 5 = 0

I have no idea where to begin. Please help.

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- February 15th 2010, 10:56 PMkellylanemccannPolar Coordinates-writing an equation for points on a plane
I need to write an equation in polar coordinates for the points in the plane that satisfy

x^2 - 5x + y^2 - y - 5 = 0

I have no idea where to begin. Please help. - February 15th 2010, 11:58 PMkellylanemccann
Does this look right to anyone?

rcosų^2 - 5(cosų) + ysinų^2 - rsinų - 5=0 - February 16th 2010, 12:28 AMProve It
- February 16th 2010, 06:38 AMSoroban
Hello, kellylanemccann!

Quote:

Convert to polar coordinates: .

I have no idea where to begin. . .*really?*