How to Draw a Point from Cartesian Coordinates
Drawing a Point from Cartesian Coordinates
A point can be drawn on a graph. The Cartesian coordinates of the point tell us where to draw the point on the graph.
Imagine you wanted to draw a point with Cartesian coordinates (2, 4).
How to Draw a Point from Cartesian Coordinates
Drawing a point from Cartesian coordinates is easy.
Cartesian coordinates have 2 numbers.

The number on the left (2) is called the xcoordinate. It tells you how far across the point is (in the horizontal direction) by measuring how far along the xaxis it is.

The number on the right (4) is called the ycoordinate. It tells you how far up the point is (in the vertical direction) by measuring how far up the yaxis it is.
Question
Draw the point with Cartesian coordinates (2, 4) on a graph.
StepbyStep:
1
Start with a graph.
Don't forget: A graph has a pair of axes: the horizontal axis is called the xaxis and the vertical axis is called the yaxis. They meet at the origin.
2
Find the first number in the Cartesian coordinates (called the xcoordinate). In our example, the xcoordinate is 2.
(2, 4)
3
Starting from the origin, count along the xaxis until you find the xcoordinate found in Step 2 (2).
4
Find the second number in the Cartesian coordinates (called the ycoordinate). In our example, the ycoordinate is 4.
(2, 4)
5
Count up the yaxis until you find the ycoordinate found in Step 4 (4).
6
Draw the point here.