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## Example Questions

### Example Question #30 : Coordinate Geometry

What quadrant contains the point , where ?

Statement 1:

Statement 2:

**Possible Answers:**

BOTH statements TOGETHER are insufficient to answer the question.

Statement 2 ALONE is sufficient to answer the question, but Statement 1 ALONE is NOT sufficient to answer the question.

BOTH statements TOGETHER are sufficient to answer the question, but NEITHER statement ALONE is sufficient to answer the question.

Statement 1 ALONE is sufficient to answer the question, but Statement 2 ALONE is NOT sufficient to answer the question.

EITHER statement ALONE is sufficient to answer the question.

**Correct answer:**

BOTH statements TOGETHER are insufficient to answer the question.

Statement 1 alone tells you that and are of the same sign, so the point is in Quadrant I (both positive) or Quadrant III (both negative).

Statement 2 tells you that any of the following hold:

is positive and is negative - example:

is negative and is negative - example:

is positive and is positive - example:

This places the point in any quadrant except Quadrant II (where is negative and is positive).

The two statements together only eliminate two quadrants and leave both Quadrant I and Quadrant III as possibilities.

### Example Question #31 : Coordinate Geometry

Graph the point .

I) is in quadrant IV.

II) .

**Possible Answers:**

Either statement is sufficient to answer the question.

Neither statement is sufficient to answer the question. More information is needed.

Statement I is sufficient to answer the question, but statement II is not sufficient to answer the question.

Statement II is sufficient to answer the question, but statement I is not sufficient to answer the question.

Both statements are needed to answer the question.

**Correct answer:**

Both statements are needed to answer the question.

**Graph the point (a,b)**

**I) (a,b) is in quadrant 4**

**II) **

To graph (a,b) we need to know a and b

I) Tells us which quadrant the point is in. In quadrant 4, the x value is positive and the y value must be negative.

II) Lets us find the following:

So the only possible location of is .

Therefore, both statements are needed to answer the question.

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