# What does it mean to say a 3-D coordinate system is right-handed?

##### 1 Answer

Apr 1, 2018

To have an x-axis, y-axis and z-axis system

#### Explanation:

It means that when coordinates of a point are taken on on a 3D coordinate system, its position is given in terms of its distance from the x-axis or length, distance from y-axis or breadth and distance from z-axis or space or simply its position in space with respect to the origin.