Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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Chapter 9 - Section 9.6 - Conic Sections in Polar Coordinates - Concept and Vocabulary Check - Page 1030: 5


$1$; dividing the numerator and denominator by $4$.

Work Step by Step

Comparing the given equation $r=\frac{12}{4-4cos\theta}$ with the standard form (b), we can see that the equation is not in standard form because the constant term in the denominator is not $1$. The equation can be written in standard form by: dividing the numerator and denominator by $4$.
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