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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: (x,y).
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: (6,8)
To graph (6,8), we move right 6 from the origin (0,0), then down 8 from there.
Example 2: (0,9)
To graph (0,9), we move right 0 from the origin (0,0), then down 9 from there.
Want to learn more about graphing coordinates? Check out this video.


Problem 1
Drag the dots to plot (6,8), (2,7), and (1,4).

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

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