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

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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In the (x, y) coordinate plane, the axes split the plane into four sections, called quadrants. We label them I, II, III, IV with Roman Numerals. The upper right most quadrant is Quadrant I, where both x and y are positive. The upper left is Quadrant II, where x is negative and y is positive. The lower left is Quadrant III where both x and y are negative, and the lower right is Quadrant IV where x is positive and y is negative. You can see that the quadrants numbers go in a counter-clockwise direction.

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