Precalculus: Mathematics for Calculus, 7th Edition

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 1305071751
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-175-9

Chapter 1 - Section 1.9 - The Coordinate Plane; Graphs of Equations; Circles - 1.9 Exercises: 1

Answer

$(3., -5)$

Work Step by Step

RECALL: In the point $(a, b)$, $a$=directed distance of the point from the y-axis (positive when to the right of the y-axis) and $b$=directed distance from the x-axis (positive when above the x-axis). The point is: 3 units to the right of the y-axis means $x=3$ 5 units below the x-axis means $y=-5$. Thus, the coordinates of the point are $(3, -5)$.
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