Intermediate Algebra (6th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321785045
ISBN 13: 978-0-32178-504-6

Chapter 3 - Section 3.1 - Graphing Equations - Exercise Set: 75a

Answer

b. 1 unit to the left of the y-axis and 5.3 units above the x-axis

Work Step by Step

An ordered pair is in the form (x,y), where x describes the distance between the point and the y-axis and y describes the distance between the point and the x-axis. Therefore, the point (-1,5.3) will lie one negative unit from (or one unit to the left of) the y-axis and 5.3 positive units from (or 5.3 units above) the x-axis.
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