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## Definition:

A coordinate plane is formed by the intersection of a vertical number line called y-axis and a horizontal number line called x-axis. These are two perpendicular lines that intersect each other at the origin, whose coordinates are (0,0).

## Summary:

**CARTESIAN COORDINATE PLANE**

- It is named after the French mathematician Rene Descartes.
- It is defined by two perpendicular number lines: the x-axis, which is horizontal, and the y-axis, which is vertical.
- Through these axes, we can describe or locate any point in the plane using an ordered pair of numbers.

**PARTS OF COORDINATE PLANE**

**X – axis**is the horizontal number line of the cartesian/coordinate plane. It contains the x-values of the coordinates.**Y – axis**is the vertical number line of the cartesian/coordinate plane. It contains the y-values of the coordinates.**Origin**is the intersection of the two number lines. Its coordinates are (0, 0).**Points**are plotted on the cartesian plane. It has coordinates.**Coordinates**tell the location of a point in the plane. It is given by a pair of numbers enclosed in parentheses:**(x ,y)**. The first number x gives the point’s horizontal position and the second number y gives its vertical position.

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