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# Coordinate plane word problem examples

In this word problem, we need to plot the ordered pairs and then figure out the difference in the y coodinate between the two. This will give us our answer! Created by Sal Khan.

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• Always X think of it as the alphabet x is before y
• I want you too explain because i'm always confused?!
• The negative numbers can be found in Q2-Q4. Q1 is just positives. if your x is positive, it can be found in Q1 and Q4. If your x is negative, it can be found in Q2 and Q3. If your y is positive, it can be found in Q1 and Q2. If your y is negative, it can be found in Q3 and Q4. It also helps if you have a chart you can look off of. I hope this helps!! :)
• I keep forgetting the quadrants.
• remember that x always comes before y in the alphabet:) .
• the meaning of part is i think only a piece of the fraction but in another term for finding percentage (i think) it means a part that you must multiply or divide to get the answer
• did anyone know the answer
• How would coordinate plates be helpful in real life?
• I think you mean coordinate "planes", not plates.
Here are examples:
3) Video games use them to know where characters are within the game world/environment.
4) Land surveys - where does one plot of land start/stop. Where is the house or other building located on the land.

Hope this helps.
• what does negitive 10 ,13 is
• at , the points are plotted. are we asked for the distance between the mall and her house or are we asked for the instructions to get to the mall? :)