## What is a coordinate point?

## Answer

A coordinate point is usually written as a pair of numbers separated by a comma, contained within parentheses. For example, the following is a coordinate point: (1,4)

The coordinate point tells the x value and y value of a given location on the cartesian plane (simply known as the x axis and y axis). The first value in the coordinate point is our x value, telling us how many "places" we should go left and right. The second value in the coordinate point is our y value, telling us how many "places" we should go up and down. If we have a coordinate point like (3,-5), we would start by moving right 3 places, then going down 5 places.

For a visual explanation, check out the attached video.