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Unformatted text preview: rectangular or Cartesian coordinate system . We pick a distinguished point called the origin and denoted O . Now we draw two axes through the origin: the Frst is called the xaxis and is by convention horizontal , while the second, or yaxis , is vertical . We regard each axis as a copy of the real line, with the origin corresponding to zero. Now, given a point P in the plane, we draw a rectangle with O and P as opposite vertices, and the two edges emanating 1...
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 Calculus, Vectors, Inequalities

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