Converting Between Parametric & Rectangular Forms


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If a rectangular equation has two variables, how many equations will our parametric equation consist of?

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1. Convert x = 5t and y = t - 6 into rectangular form.

2. How many equations does a rectangular equation have?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Parametric and rectangular forms are distinct types of equations that are presented and solved in unique ways. This quiz and worksheet combination will help you test yourself on these concepts and aid in your understanding of the properties of parametric and rectangular equations, as well as how to convert parametric forms to rectangular ones.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Show what you know about the following:

  • The number of equations in a parametric equation compared to the number of variables
  • How to convert parametric equations to rectangular forms (and vice versa)
  • The number of equations in a rectangular equation
  • The number of parameters in a parametric equation

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of related mathematical concepts such as algebra and trigonometry and apply it to parametric and rectangular forms
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve conversion problems
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the concept and properties of a rectangular equation and a parametric equation

Additional Learning

To continue your studies on parametric and rectangular equations, consider reviewing the accompanying lesson entitled Converting Between Parametric & Rectangular Forms. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Define rectangular and parametric equations
  • Understand the differences in properties between these two forms
  • Differentiate between the two forms
  • Understand how to convert to and from either form to the other