# How do you plot points on the coordinate plane?

Oct 28, 2014

Let us plot the point $\left(- 2 , 3\right)$.

Step 1: Draw a dotted vertical line through $- 2$ on the $x$-axis.

Step 2: Draw a dotted horizontal line through $3$ on the $y$-axis.

Step 3: Draw a dot at the intersections of the dotted lines from Step 1 & 2.

That is how you plot the point $\left(- 2 , 3\right)$ on the x,y-plane.

I hope that this was helpful.