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# Quadrants of the coordinate plane

Learn about the 4 quadrants that make up a coordinate plane. Created by Sal Khan and Monterey Institute for Technology and Education.

## Want to join the conversation?

• I know this sounds crazy but could we have a 3d object in a graph?
To graph the area or mass of the object?
• Yes, you can have a 3d-object in a 3d-graph. But you don't need this to graph the area/mass. You simply make a function for the area or mass and graph that.
• what if (0, -7) ?
• Points on the axes aren't in any quadrant.
• all of these comments are over 5 years ago and thats flipping insane-
• bro all the comments are 7 years old for me.
• what does the y mean in y axis
• The 'y' doesn't have a meaning. it is just a letter associated with that axis.
• why is it called the "y" and "x" axis? Is there a certain meaning for them? 🤷🏼‍♀️
• Not at all.they indicate the horizontal and vertical line.there just variables.
• name the quadrant in which the point is located (20,5)
(1 vote)
• So what happens if a point is plotted on the origin (0,0)?
• Then you would just refer to the point as being on the origin. 0 is not negative or positive so it cannot fall within the other quadrants.
• what if the x/y axis is on the same number what will happened.
• If for example (2,2) it would just go on the y-axis on the number 2.
(1 vote)
• is there a trick for remembering the y and x axis?
• The Y stretches down, making itself the y-axis. The X bulges down making itself horizontal.
Hope you understand what I'm trying to say and is helpful.
:)
• It won't be counted in a quadrant, you'd state which axis it's on. And to make it even more specific, you can say whether it's +y axis, -y axis etc.
Hope this helped:)