How would you plot the point #(-4,0)# on the cartesian plane?
Cartesian Plotting involves 2 things:
- Horizontal Movements Left or Right
- Vertical Movements Up or Down
For a coordinate
If x is positive, we move right. If x is negative, we move left.
If y is positive, we move up. If y is negative, we move down.
Always start at
Since -4 is negative, we move left 4 units.
Since 0 is neither greater or less than 0 we do not move up or down.
Therefore, we are left with are point being 4 units directly left of the origin.