### Video Transcript

Consider the parametric equations
π₯ of π‘ equals two sin π‘ and π¦ of π‘ equals three cos π‘, where π‘ is greater
than zero and less than three π. Which of the following is the
sketch of the given equations?

Here weβve been given a pair of
parametric equations and asked to find the sketch of the curve over the open
interval for π‘ from zero to three π. Weβre going to need to find some
coordinate pairs that satisfy our parametric equations. Now whilst we donβt technically
want to include π‘ equals zero and π‘ equals three π, we know that π‘ approaches
both of these values. So weβll use direct substitution to
find the coordinate pair that our curve approaches at the end points on our open
interval.

Letβs choose intervals of π by two
radians. Now if we were actually looking to
sketch the curve, we may wish to choose, say, π by four as our subinterval. But weβre just simply looking to
compare our coordinates to the given graphs. To find the first ordered pair, we
substitute π‘ equals zero into each of our parametric equations. That gives us π₯ equals two sin
zero and π¦ equals three cos zero. Our first ordered pair is zero,
three.

We then substitute π‘ equals π by
two. And we get π₯ equals two sin of π
by two and π¦ equals three cos of π by two. That gives us π₯ equals two and π¦
equals zero. We continue the pattern by
substituting π‘ equals π to get two sin π for π₯ and three cos π for π¦, giving
us an ordered pair of zero, negative three. Substituting π‘ equals three π by
two into each equation, and we get π₯ equals negative two and π¦ equals zero. For π‘ equals two π, we get the
ordered pair zero, three. And our last two ordered pairs
occur when π‘ equals five π by two and three π. And they are two, zero and zero,
negative three, respectively.

Letβs compare these to each of our
sketches. And we need to ensure that we move
in increasing values of π‘. That is, we begin at π‘ equals zero
and move all the way through to π‘ equals three π. That leaves us with either B or
C. And in fact, we move in a clockwise
direction. So actually, weβre interested in
C. And you might have noticed that the
values themselves repeat. It should be quite clear now that,
due to the nature of the shape of our curve, this pattern will continue forever. The sketch of the equations π₯ of
π‘ equals two sin π‘ and π¦ of π‘ equals three cos π‘ is C.