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Converting Between Polar and Cartesian Coordinates

A point can be described using Cartesian or polar coordinates.

This widget allows you to see a convert between polar and Cartesian coordinates (and vice versa).

Learn About Polar and Cartesian Coordinates

Polar and Cartesian coordinates are two different ways of describing the position of a point on a graph.

This widget allows you to click a point on a graph. It will then tell you the point's coordinates in both polar and Cartesian coordinates.

You can also enter the point's coordinates in either polar or Cartesian coordinates. It will then plot the point.

Cartesian Coordinates



Polar Coordinates

radial coordinate:

angular coordinate:



See Also

What are Cartesian coordinates? What are polar coordinates?