# What quadrant would (-2,4) be?

Aug 6, 2018

$\left(- 2 , 4\right)$ would be in the 2nd quadrant.

#### Explanation:

First, graph the point on a coordinate plane:

Here are the quadrants on the coordinate plane:

Another way we could know that is that the $x$-coordinate is negative and the $y$-coordinate is positive, meaning the point is in quadrant 2.

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Aug 6, 2018

Quadrant $2$

#### Explanation:

Recall the signs in our quadrants:

Quadrant $I : \left(+ , +\right)$

Quadrant $I I : \left(- , +\right)$

Quadrant $I I I : \left(- , -\right)$

Quadrant $I V : \left(+ , -\right)$

In the point $\left(- 2 , 4\right)$, we see that our $x$ coordinate is negative, which places us in the second quadrant.

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