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Example Question #5 : Graphing
A point at in the standard coordinate plane is shifted right 5 units and down 3 units. What are the new coordinates of the point?
The point shifted to the right 5 units will shift along the x-axis, meaning that you will add 5 to the original x-coordinate, so the new . The point shifted down by three units will shift down the y-axis, meaning that you will subtract three from the original y-coordinate, so the new .
The resultant coordinate is .
Example Question #2 : How To Graph A Point
Give the coordinates of the point plotted in the above set of coordinate axes.
None of the other responses is correct.
The point can be reached from the origin by moving 2 units right then 6 units up. This makes the first coordinate 2 and the second coordinate 6.