What is Coordinate Plane?
A coordinate plane is a twodimensional plane formed by the intersection of a vertical line called yaxis and a horizontal line called xaxis. These are perpendicular lines that intersect each other at zero, and this point is called the origin. The axes cut the coordinate plane into four equal sections, and each section is known as quadrant as shown below.

The given conventions are followed to locate the coordinates of a point:
 The xcoordinate or abscissa of a point is its perpendicular distance from the yaxis measured along the xaxis.

The ycoordinate or ordinate of a point is its perpendicular distance from the xaxis measured along the yaxis.

In stating the coordinates of a point in the coordinate plane, the xcoordinate comes first, and then comes the ycoordinate. We place the coordinates in brackets as (x, y).
So, in the given graph, coordinates of A are (5, 6) as it is 5 units away from the origin on positive xaxis and 6 units away from the origin on the positive yaxis.
Can you tell the coordinates of B, D, E, and F?
If a point is made somewhere on the graph as shown in the figure, how is its position represented?
To plot the ordered pair (1, 3) in the coordinate plane:

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