{[ promptMessage ]}

Bookmark it

{[ promptMessage ]}

Rectangular Coordinate System

Rectangular Coordinate System - Rectangular Coordinate...

Info icon This preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Rectangular Coordinate System Equations can be graphed on a set of coordinate axes. The location of every point on a graph can be  determined by two coordinates, written as an ordered pair, ( x,y). These are also known as Cartesian  coordinates, after the French mathematician Rene Descartes, who is credited with their invention. If  the slope and intercept (you'll get to them shortly) or the coordinates of two points on a linear graph  are known, the equation of the line can be determined. Following are terms with which you should be familiar:  Coordinates of a point.  Each point on a number line is assigned a number. In the  same way, each point in a plane is assigned a pair of numbers called the  coordinates of  the point x -axis;  y -axis.  To locate points in a plane, two perpendicular lines are used: a  horizontal line called the  x
Image of page 1

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern