# How do you Plot (-9,5)?

##### 1 Answer

See below:

#### Explanation:

Firstly, remember that points are written in the form

This is pretty confusing, so I'll show you some examples with pictures.

This is a typical graph. The **horizontal line** and the **vertical line.**

Your point is

Putting your finger on the 0, count **to the left 9 spaces,** to the -9 space. Since it is negative, we moved to the left. That is the placement on the

Now move your finger **up 5 spaces**, to the fifth vertical line. Because it is positive, we moved up. This is the placement on the

Draw a little dot right where your finger is. It should be right here:

That is how you graph the point

*Note: This graph makes it look like the point is on