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# Who came up with the Cartesian plane?

René Descartes

Keeping this in view, what is the purpose of Cartesian plane?

A Cartesian coordinate system is a coordinate system that specifies each point uniquely in a plane by a pair of numerical coordinates, which are the signed distances to the point from two fixed perpendicular directed lines, measured in the same unit of length.

Why is it called the Cartesian plane?

The coordinate plane was developed centuries ago and refined by the French mathematician René Descartes. In his honor, the system is sometimes called the Cartesian coordinate system. The coordinate plane can be used to plot points and graph lines.

What is the origin of the Cartesian plane?

The position of any point on the Cartesian plane is described by using two numbers: (x, y). The first number, x, is the horizontal position of the point from the origin. It is called the x-coordinate. The second number, y, is the vertical position of the point from the origin.