# Math Help - Pre-calc

1. ## Pre-calc

Give the pairs of polar coordinates for the point (-6,0)

I understand how to get the polar coordinate,I just don't understand how you would get two coordinates..?
Thank you!

2. Originally Posted by ep78
Give the pairs of polar coordinates for the point (-6,0)

I understand how to get the polar coordinate,I just don't understand how you would get two coordinates..?
Thank you!
One point can have many polar coordinates. I get (6,180) & (6,0). You get the other coordinate by rotating theta 180 degrees.

3. So then you would get -180?
Thanks

4. Originally Posted by ep78
So then you would get -180?
Thanks
Nope, you would get 0. The pair of polar coordinates for (-6,0) are (6,180) & (6,0)

5. Ooh okay I get it now.thank you!