Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 0-53449-636-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-53449-636-4

Appendix A - Basic Algebra Review - A Exercises - Page A-14: 19


Plotting the point gives the picture below.

Work Step by Step

RECALL: The point (x, y) has x = directed distance of the point from the y-axis (positive when to the right, negative when to the left of the y-axis). y = directed distance of the point from the x-axis (positive when above, negative when below the x-axis). Thus, plotting the given point in the rectangular coordinate plane gives the picture below.
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