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# Coordinate plane: graphing points

Sal graphs ordered pairs, such as (8, 10) in quadrant 1 on a coordinate plane. Created by Sal Khan.

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• Why would I need to know this in real life?
• I really have no clue
• What is a plot?
• A plot would be the 2 points you need to graph. He plotted (8, 10) and (6, 10) So he had two plots to graph.
• Why there has to be a y axis and x axis
• so the computer can understand it better and because y axis is different from x axis
• how do you use graphing in your everyday life?
• graphing can be used to look at patterns and correlations in data sets. once, at school, we looked to see if there was a correlation between attendance and ranking in major league baseball. what we found was that most of the time the more people who went to see a team, the higher the teams ranking was (or the other way around). graphing can be used in businesses to do things like track sales or see if some things are over all better than others. basically, graphing has hundreds of different purposes.
• In the ordered pair, does x always come before the y?
• In Algebra you'll learn that when you solve an expression or equation the variables in your answer should be in alphabetical order, so when doing coordinates just relate to this tip.
Hope this helps you a lot! :)
• what does it mean when it says not graphed
• this is not free vbucks
• its over here just come in my van
• is graphing points like a bar graph?
• In a way, yes. Over the course of 2 days, you can have eaten 4 tubs of ice cream (2, 4), Over the course of 5 days, you can have eaten 8 tubs of ice cream (5, 8), etc. You can make it a bar graph if you want.
• he is really smart 🤓