# Polar to Cartesian Coordinates Formula

To convert a point from the Polar coordinates to Cartesian coordinates the trigonometric functions sine and cosine are used to solve for the and component of the point. A point in the polar coordinate system is in the form of and a point in the cartesian coordinate system is in the form of .

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The radius of the point in polar coordinates. | |

The angle of the point in polar coordinates. | |

The horizontal coordinate of the point in cartesian coordinates. | |

The vertical coordinate of the point in cartesian coordinates. |

To convert a point from the Polar Coordinate System to the Cartesian Coordinate System, the functions sine and cosine are used to convert the radius and angle of the point circle into its corresponding and components. For example, the conversion of the Polar point is shown below:

Multiplying the square root of two by the trigonometric ratio we get the point is in the Cartesian Coordinate System.