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Math Words -Coordinate Plane

Coordinate plane
The coordinate plane is a two-dimensional surface for the purpose of plotting lines, points, and even curves. 

  • On a coordinate plane the x-axis is the horizontal scale, and the y-axis is the vertical scale.
  • The point where the x and y axis cross is called the origin.
  • The y-axis, and x-axis are used to locate points on a coordinate plane. 
  • A point is named by two numbers called an ordered pair.