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# To read and plot co-ordinates

 Steps to Success Reading   1.   Find the point 2.   Imagine a line straight down to meet the x axis 3.   Where the imaginary line crosses the x axis is the coordinate for the x axis. This is the first coordinate in the brackets 4.   Go back to the point. 5.   Imagine a line straight going across to meet the y axis 6.   Where the imaginary line crosses the y axis is the coordinate for the y axis. This is the second coordinate in the brackets. 7.   Write the co-ordinates in brackets with the x coordinate first and the y coordinate second. Separate the x and y coordinates with a comma (x, y)   Plotting   1.  Start with the coordinate for the x axis. 2.  Go along the x axis until you get to the coordinate you want. 3.  Imagine a line going straight up from there, the point is somewhere on that line. 4.  Go up/down the y axis until you get to the y co-ordinate. 5.  Imagine a line going straight across from that point. 6.  Precisely where the imaginary lines meet put a cross.   Top Tips   The co-ordinates are always in alphabetical order – X then Y X is a cross so the x axis is across. You always go along the corridor and then up the stairs so it’s along first and then up. 2nd quadrant 1st quadrant 3rd quadrant 4th quadrant

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