## Ordered pairs

Ordered pairs are made up of two numbers. The first number is the $x$-coordinate and the second number is the $y$-coordinate: $(x,y)$.

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## Graphing ordered pairs

To graph an ordered pair, we start at the origin. Next, we move right (positive) or left (negative) to the $x$-coordinate. From there, we move up (positive) or down (negative) to the $y$-coordinate.

**Example 1: $(6,-8)$**

To graph $(\blueD{6}, \greenD{-8})$, we move $\blueD{\text{right 6}}$ from the origin $(0,0)$, then $\greenD{\text{down 8}}$ from there.

**Example 2: $(0,-9)$**

To graph $(\blueD{0}, \greenD{-9})$, we move $\blueD{\text{right 0}}$ from the origin $(0,0)$, then $\greenD{\text{down 9}}$ from there.

*Want to learn more about graphing coordinates? Check out this video.*