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Graphing coordinates review

Review graphing points on a coordinate plane, and try some practice problems.

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: left parenthesis, x, comma, y, right parenthesis.
Want to review the parts of a coordinate plane? Check out this article.

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: left parenthesis, 6, comma, minus, 8, right parenthesis
To graph left parenthesis, start color #11accd, 6, end color #11accd, comma, start color #1fab54, minus, 8, end color #1fab54, right parenthesis, we move start color #11accd, start text, r, i, g, h, t, space, 6, end text, end color #11accd from the origin left parenthesis, 0, comma, 0, right parenthesis, then start color #1fab54, start text, d, o, w, n, space, 8, end text, end color #1fab54 from there.
Example 2: left parenthesis, 0, comma, minus, 9, right parenthesis
To graph left parenthesis, start color #11accd, 0, end color #11accd, comma, start color #1fab54, minus, 9, end color #1fab54, right parenthesis, we move start color #11accd, start text, r, i, g, h, t, space, 0, end text, end color #11accd from the origin left parenthesis, 0, comma, 0, right parenthesis, then start color #1fab54, start text, d, o, w, n, space, 9, end text, end color #1fab54 from there.
Want to learn more about graphing coordinates? Check out this video.

Practice

Problem 1
Drag the dots to plot left parenthesis, 6, comma, minus, 8, right parenthesis, left parenthesis, 2, comma, 7, right parenthesis, and left parenthesis, 1, comma, minus, 4, right parenthesis.

Want to try more problems like this? Check out this exercise.

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