The point where the x and y axes intersect is called the origin. The origin is located at zero on the x axis and zero on the y axis. We can locate any point on the coordinate plane using an ordered pair of numbers like the example shown here, the ordered pair 4 and 2 (point P).
Beside this, what is a coordinate on a number line?
As you remember from pre-algebra a coordinate plane is a two-dimensional number line where the vertical line is called the y-axis and the horizontal is called the x-axis. These lines are perpendicular and intersect at their zero points. This point is called the origin. The axes divide the plane into four quadrants.
How do you plot a point on a coordinate plane?
Graphing a Single Point. Start at (0, 0), or the origin. Just go to (0, 0), which is the intersection of the x and y axes, right in the center of the coordinate plane. Move over x units to the right or left.
What are coordinates of a point?
The coordinates of a point are a pair of numbers that define its exact location on a two-dimensional plane. Recall that the coordinate plane has two axes at right angles to each other, called the x and y axis. The coordinates of a given point represent how far along each axis the point is located.