# How do you plot (1,-4) on the coordinate plane?

Nov 10, 2014

Step 1: Draw a dotted vertical line at $1$ on the $x$-axis.

Step 2: Draw a dotted horizontal line at $- 4$ on the $y$-axis.

Step 3: Draw a dot at the point where the lines in Step 1 and 2 intersect.

Now, you have successfully plotted the point $\left(1 , - 4\right)$.

I hope that this was helpful.