How do you plot (-2, 8)?

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The #-2# is your #x# coordinate on the graph and the #8# is your #y# coordinate on the graph.


In case you do not know, the #x# axis is the horizontal plane on a graph and the #y#-axis is the vertical side of a graph. I am assuming that the graph is measured by 1's so all you have to do is count two ticks to the left and than move from that same position 8 ticks up vertically. That way you will be #-2# ticks left on the #x#-axis and #8# ticks up on the #y#-axis.

Apr 11, 2018

If I remember correctly, all you have to do is go to the left 2 times on the X-axis and up 8 times on the Y-axis


The first number in the parentheses is the X coordinate, so whether it is negative or positive depends whether the number would go left or right. The second number in the parentheses is the Y coordinate, so depending on if that number is positive or negative, your point would go up or down.

If the number is positive for both the X and Y coordinate, it would go to the right and up. If the number is negative, it would go left and down. Positive and negative, right and down. Negative and positive, left and up.

Hoped this helped!