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Cartesian Plane: Definition and Quadrants

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Cartesian Plane Definition

A Cartesian plane is a graph with one x-axis and one y-axis. These two axes are perpendicular to each other. The origin (O) is in the exact center of the graph. Numbers to the right of the zero on the x-axis are positive; numbers to the left of zero are negative. For the y-axis, numbers below zero are negative and numbers above are positive.

The Cartesian plane showing several ordered pairs, which represent points on the graph.

The Cartesian plane showing several ordered pairs, which represent points on the graph.



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