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 - Vocabulary, Readiness & Video Check: 2

Answer

4 quadrants; 2 axes

Work Step by Step

The rectangular coordinate system consists of two number lines that intersect at right angles at their 0 coordinates. These two number lines are known as the x- and y-axes. The two axes divide the rectangular plane into four quadrants (and the axes themselves are not in any quadrant). The top-right quadrant is quadrant I and quadrants II, III, IV are numbered counterclockwise from the first quadrant.
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