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Sal graphs ordered pairs, such as (8, 10) in quadrant 1 on a coordinate plane. Created by Sal
Khan.

TRANSCRIPT:

 0:00We are asked to plot 8 comma 10.


 0:03So the first number in this ordered pair, this
 0:06is our x-coordinate.
 0:07This tells us how far do we move in the x direction.
 0:10It's a positive 8, so we move 8 in the x direction.
 0:16And then the second number in our ordered pair is 10.
 0:20That is our y-coordinate.
 0:22That tells us how far we move in the y direction.
 0:24Since it's positive, we move up 10.
 0:26So we move up 10, all the way over here.
 0:30And you could have thought about it either way.
 0:32You could have said, hey, look this is our y-coordinate.
 0:34This is 10.
 0:35So I could move up 10.
 0:37And then my x-coordinate is positive 8.
 0:39So I'll move 8 along the positive x-axis,
 0:42or I'll move 8 to the right.
 0:44You see right over here I have moved 8
 0:46to the right-- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
 0:51And I have moved 10 up-- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
 0:57You might be tempted to move 8 up and then 10
 1:01to the right, which would put you there.
 1:03But then you would have had the two numbers mixed up.
 1:05You would have had the x and the y-coordinates mixed up.
 1:08The 8 tells you how far to move in the horizontal direction.
 1:12The 10 tells you how far to move in the vertical direction.
 1:16Let's do a couple more of these.
 1:19Plot 6 comma 10.
 1:22Well once again, the first number in the ordered pair
 1:26is the x-coordinate, how far we move in the x direction.
 1:29So we move 6 to the right.
 1:31And then the second number, the 10,
 1:32tells us our vertical coordinate, our y-coordinate.
 1:35So it's positive 10.
 1:36So we move 10 up.
 1:40Let's do one more-- 5 comma 7.
 1:45So my horizontal coordinate is 5, so I move 5 to the right.
 1:50And then my vertical one is 7, or my y-coordinate is 7.
 1:52So I move 7 up-- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7.
 1:58And as long as you remember which one is horizontal
 2:00and which one is vertical or which one is the x-coordinate
 2:02and which one is the y, you should be fine.
 •Current transcript segment:2:04You could say, hey look, this is my y-coordinate, 7.
 2:07So I'm going to move 7 up.
 2:09And my x-coordinate is 5, so I'm going to move 5 to the right.
 2:12And it will get you to that exact same point.
 2:14This specifies exactly one point in the coordinate plane.

VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:

We are asked to plot 8 comma 10. So the first number in this ordered pair, this is our x-
coordinate. This tells us how far do we move in the x direction. It's a positive 8, so we move 8 in
the x direction. And then the second number in our ordered pair is 10. That is our y-coordinate.
That tells us how far we move in the y direction. Since it's positive, we move up 10. So we move
up 10, all the way over here. And you could have thought about it either way. You could have
said, hey, look this is our y-coordinate. This is 10. So I could move up 10. And then my x-
coordinate is positive 8. So I'll move 8 along the positive x-axis, or I'll move 8 to the right. You
see right over here I have moved 8 to the right-- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. And I have moved 10 up--
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. You might be tempted to move 8 up and then 10 to the right, which
would put you there. But then you would have had the two numbers mixed up. You would have
had the x and the y-coordinates mixed up. The 8 tells you how far to move in the horizontal
direction. The 10 tells you how far to move in the vertical direction. Let's do a couple more of
these. Plot 6 comma 10. Well once again, the first number in the ordered pair is the x-
coordinate, how far we move in the x direction. So we move 6 to the right. And then the second
number, the 10, tells us our vertical coordinate, our y-coordinate. So it's positive 10. So we
move 10 up. Let's do one more-- 5 comma 7. So my horizontal coordinate is 5, so I move 5 to
the right. And then my vertical one is 7, or my y-coordinate is 7. So I move 7 up-- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6,
7. And as long as you remember which one is horizontal and which one is vertical or which one
is the x-coordinate and which one is the y, you should be fine. You could say, hey look, this is
my y-coordinate, 7. So I'm going to move 7 up. And my x-coordinate is 5, so I'm going to move 5
to the right. And it will get you to that exact same point. This specifies exactly one point in the
coordinate plane.