Find a polar equation for the curve represented by the given Cartesian equation.

{eq}x^2 + y^2 = 2cx {/eq}

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Find a polar equation for the curve represented by the given Cartesian equation.

{eq}x^2 + y^2 = 2cx {/eq}

Polar equation

Use the following conversion factors to find a polar equation from rectangular coordinates.

{eq}x=rcos(\theta)\, y=rsin(\theta)\, {/eq}

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Polar Coordinates: Definition, Equation & Examples

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Understand the definition of polar coordinates, discover the formula for expressing polar coordinates, and learn how to convert cartesian coordinates into polar coordinates with examples.


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