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- Finding distances between points that share a common coordinate given their coordinates

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# Plotting a point in quadrant 1

In this lesson, we learn to plot points in the quadrant 1 given their coordinates.

Consider the following example

Using the pencil, plot the point (4, 5)

### Solution

We move along the horizontal axis or the x-axis four units towards the right from the origin and then move 5 units up vertically to locate the point (4, 5).This is how a point with given coordinates is plotted.

### Rules to plot a point in quadrant 1 given its ordered pair

We move along the x axis that many units from the origin as the x coordinate.

Then we move up vertically as many units as the y coordinate to locate the point in the quadrant 1.

Plot the following point in the quadrant 1

(5, 9)

### Solution

**Step 1** − The x and y coordinates of the point are 5 and 9 respectively.

**Step 2** − We move five units from the origin to the right on the x axis and then move up vertically 9 units to locate the given point.

**Step 3** − Plotting the given point in the quadrant 1 we get the following

Plot the following point in the quadrant 1

(6, 8)

### Solution

**Step 1** − The x and y coordinates of the point are 6 and 8 respectively.

**Step 2** − We move 6 units from the origin to the right on x axis and then move vertically 8 units to locate the given point.

**Step 3** − Plotting the given point in the quadrant 1 we get the following