Alissa Fong

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(x,y) Coordinates and Plotting Points - Problem 2

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(x,y) Coordinates and Plotting Points - Problem 1

Alissa Fong
Alissa Fong

MA, Stanford University
Teaching in the San Francisco Bay Area

Alissa is currently a teacher in the San Francisco Bay Area and Brightstorm users love her clear, concise explanations of tough concepts

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To graph a point, first remind yourself that the x number is listed first and tells the side to side placement, whereas the y number comes second and presents the up/down placement. Start from where the x and y axes cross, which is the origin, or (0, 0), and count the x value right for positive and left for negative. From there, move up for positive y and move down for negative y. Place a point at the corner where the grid lines on your graph paper cross and label it with its letter.

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