What are the Coordinates of a Point? Definition and Examples


What are the coordinates of a point? The coordinates of a point refer to the ordered pair (x, y) describing the location of the point in the coordinate system. The ordered pair is comprised of the x-coordinate and the y-coordinate.

Examples showing how to find the coordinates of a point.


Write down the coordinates of the points shown in the figure below.

Coordinates of a point

The coordinates of the green point is (-5, 4)

The coordinates of the red point is (-5, 0)

The coordinates of the orange point is (0, 0)

The coordinates of the blue point is (5, 0)

The coordinates of the green point is (6, 9)

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