René Descartes

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

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**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?

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**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**.