Graphs: Coordinates of a Point

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Lesson Objective
Learn how to read & write the coordinates of a point.
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Why Learn This?
To use the coordinate plane, the first thing you must learn is to read & write the position (coordinates) of a point on the plane.

The picture on the right helps to illustrate further.

Now, let's go through the study tips listed below.
Coordinate of a point

Study Tips

If you are not sure about x-coordinate or y-coordinate, just keep the tips in mind first. You will be clear about it while watching the math video.
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Tips #1
Read the x-coordinate first, then the y-coordinate. This minimizes mistakes when you write down the coordinates.
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Tips #2
Double check the coordinates that you have written down. Make sure the x-coordinate and y-coordinate are in the correct order and not swapped.
Now, watch the following math video to understand more.

Math Video

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Math Video Transcript

Practice Questions & More

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Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Now, let's try some MCQ questions to understand this lesson better.

You can start by going through the series of the Coordinates of a point questions here or pick your question below.
  1. Question 1 on the basic understanding
  2. Question 2 on the basic understanding