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Graphing Functions in Polar Coordinates: Process & Examples

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Which of the following is a polar equation?

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1. If our Cartesian coordinate point is in the third quadrant, what do we need to do to our theta answer from the calculator?

2. Convert the Cartesian point (-6, 10) to polar coordinates.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Examining another way to plot points on a graph, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of graph functions in polar coordinates. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding how to identify a polar equation as well as knowing the effects of having a Cartesian coordinate point in the third quadrant to the theta answer.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • How to identify a polar equation
  • Effects of having a Cartesian coordinate point in the third quadrant
  • Conversion of Cartesian points to polar coordinates
  • Best way to graph a polar equation
  • Polar coordinate conversion problem

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding how to identify a polar equation gravity and interpret it correctly
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve various polar coordinate problems
  • Distinguishing Differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as polar coordinate and Cartesian points

Additional Learning

To learn more about what role shapes play in these coordinates, review the corresponding lesson Graphing Functions in Polar Coordinates: Process & Examples. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what polar coordinates are
  • Understand the difference between polar and Cartesian coordinates
  • Identify the importance of radius and theta to the coordinates
  • Appreciate the method to plot polar coordinates on a graph
  • Describe how to convert Cartesian points to polar coordinates
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