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# Quadrants of the coordinate plane

The coordinate plane is divided into four sections, called quadrants. Quadrant I has positive x and y values, Quadrant II has negative x and positive y, Quadrant III has negative x and y, and Quadrant IV has positive x and negative y. The point (-7,7) is in Quadrant II. Created by Sal Khan and Monterey Institute for Technology and Education.

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• 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.
• witch quadrant dose (0,0) lie in or (0,9)
• Say for (0,0) that it is the origin, and for (0,9) that it is on the y axis.
• all of these comments are over 5 years ago and thats flipping insane-
• bro all the comments are 7 years old for me.
• what if (0, -7) ?
• Points on the axes aren't in any quadrant.
• name the quadrant in which the point is located (20,5)
• 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.
• 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.
• what does the y mean in y axis
• The 'y' doesn't have a meaning. it is just a letter associated with that axis.