Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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ISBN 10: 0-13446-914-3
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Chapter 9 - Test - Page 1037: 17


ellipse; see graph.

Work Step by Step

Step 1. Rewrite the equation as $r=\frac{2}{1+\frac{1}{2}sin\theta}$; we can identify $e=\frac{1}{2}$, which gives an ellipse. Step 2. We can graph the polar equation as shown in the figure.
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