Ok so I thought I'd post this one now that I've been able to work through it a little farther because it didn't quite turn out how I expected graphically...

original problem:

Eliminate the parameter to find a Cartesian equation of the curve

My steps:

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is this correct? If so how do I graph this appropriately? Do I just graph the function I have for the solution or do I have to plug back in the trigonometric x value?

Thanks