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11-95.

Find the equation of the line tangent to the polar curve *r* = − 1 + cos *θ* at

To write the equation of the line, the slope, or *dy*/*dx* is needed.

For the given value of *θ*, where is the point on the curve?

What are the coordinates of this point in rectangular form?

Write an equation for:

Evaluate your slope equation from Step 3 using the (rectangular) point (0, –1).