Class 10 Maths Coordinate Geometry Coordinate Geometry

Coordinate Geometry

To locate the position of a point on a plane, we require a pair of coordinate axes. The distance of a point from the y-axis is called its x-coordinate, or abscissa. The distance of a point from the x-axis is called its y-coordinate, or ordinate. The coordinates of a point on the x-axis are of the form (x, 0), and of a point on the y-axis are of the form (0, y).

Coordinate geometry is used in creating maps. It is also used in creating digital images. It has huge application in the field of architecture, physics, engineering, navigation, seismology and art.

 

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