SAT Math : How to graph an ordered pair

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : How To Graph An Ordered Pair

Which of the following coordinate pairs is farthest from the origin?

Possible Answers:

Correct answer:

Explanation:

Using the distance formula, calculate the distance from each of these points to the origin, (0, 0). While each answer choice has coordinates that add up to seven, (-1, 8) is the coordinate pair that produces the largest distance, namely , or approximately 8.06.

Example Question #2 : How To Graph An Ordered Pair

On the coordinate plane, the point with coordinates  is located in __________.

Possible Answers:

None of these

Quadrant II

Quadrant IV

Quadrant I

Quadrant III

Correct answer:

Quadrant II

Explanation:

On the coordinate plane, a point with a negative -coordinate and a positive -coordinate lies in the upper left quadrant—Quadrant II.

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