Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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Chapter 9 - Test - Page 1037: 16

Answer

parabola; see graph.
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Work Step by Step

Step 1. Given $r=\frac{2}{1-cos\theta}$, we can identify $e=1$ which gives a parabola. Also, $ep=2$; thus $p=2$ Step 2. We can graph the polar equation as shown in the figure.
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