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Lesson 1: Intro to the coordinate plane

# Coordinate plane: graphing points

The video is all about understanding the basics of the coordinate plane. It explains how to plot points using ordered pairs, with the first number indicating the horizontal (x-axis) movement and the second number showing the vertical (y-axis) movement. Created by Sal Khan.

## Want to join the conversation?

• if you are asking why its (X,Y) its because x is before y in the alphabet
• Yeah, good job.
• 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 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.
• I thank you for all your time with this,if you didn't create this, I wouldn't be going to 6th grade.
• Good for you! I'm glad that this helped. It certainly helped me!
(1 vote)
• what are line plots
• Line plots is a graph that displays data as points or check marks above a number line, showing the frequency of each value.

Hope this helps!☺
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• does x always come before y??
• Yes, just like in the alphabet x always comes first, then y, then z if you are making a 3d model.
• Do you have to say # comma # or can you say and?
• The word “and” is not written between the coordinates of a point. A comma should be used between the coordinates.

Have a good day!