# SSAT Upper Level Math : How to graph an ordered pair

## Example Questions

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### Example Question #1 : How To Graph An Ordered Pair

Which point best represents the coordinate ? C

B

A

D

D

Explanation:

To get to , move right along the x-axis by , then move up on the y-axis by .

The sign in front of each number represents which direction to go on the x or y-axis starting at the origin . If the number is positive you go right on the x-axis or up on the y-axis. If the sign is negative then you move to the left on the x-axis or down on the y-axis.

### Example Question #2 : Graphing

Which point best represents the coordinates ? A

B

D

C

A

Explanation:

The sign in front of each number represents which direction to go on the x or y-axis starting at the origin . If the number is positive you go right on the x-axis or up on the y-axis. If the sign is negative then you move to the left on the x-axis or down on the y-axis.

To get to , move left on the x-axis by , then move up on the y-axis by .

### Example Question #1 : How To Graph An Ordered Pair

Which point best represents the coordinate ? C

B

D

A

D

Explanation:

The sign in front of each number represents which direction to go on the x or y-axis starting at the origin . If the number is positive you go right on the x-axis or up on the y-axis. If the sign is negative then you move to the left on the x-axis or down on the y-axis.

To get to , only move up by on the y-axis. Do not move along the x-axis because the x-coordinate is .

### Example Question #1 : How To Graph An Ordered Pair

Which point best represents the coordinate ? A

C

B

D

C

Explanation:

To get to , move right on the x-axis by then move up on the y-axis by .

The sign in front of each number represents which direction to go on the x or y-axis starting at the origin . If the number is positive you go right on the x-axis or up on the y-axis. If the sign is negative then you move to the left on the x-axis or down on the y-axis.

### Example Question #5 : Graphing

Which point best represents the coordinate ? C

B

D

A

A

Explanation:

To get to , move left on the x-axis by then move down the y-axis by .

The sign in front of each number represents which direction to go on the x or y-axis starting at the origin . If the number is positive you go right on the x-axis or up on the y-axis. If the sign is negative then you move to the left on the x-axis or down on the y-axis.

### Example Question #6 : Graphing

Which point best represents the coordinate ? A

C

B

D

B

Explanation:

The sign in front of each number represents which direction to go on the x or y-axis starting at the origin . If the number is positive you go right on the x-axis or up on the y-axis. If the sign is negative then you move to the left on the x-axis or down on the y-axis.

To get to , move right on the x-axis by , then move down on the y-axis by .

### Example Question #7 : Graphing

Which point best represents the coordinate ? C

A

D

B

B

Explanation:

The sign in front of each number represents which direction to go on the x or y-axis starting at the origin . If the number is positive you go right on the x-axis or up on the y-axis. If the sign is negative then you move to the left on the x-axis or down on the y-axis.

To get to , move right on the x-axis by then move down on the y-axis by .

### Example Question #1 : How To Graph An Ordered Pair

Which point best represents the coordinate ? B

A

D

C

D

Explanation:

The sign in front of each number represents which direction to go on the x or y-axis starting at the origin . If the number is positive you go right on the x-axis or up on the y-axis. If the sign is negative then you move to the left on the x-axis or down on the y-axis. The first term in the ordered pair is the movement in the x direction and the second point is the movement in the y direction.

To get to , move left on the x-axis by , then move up on the y-axis by .

### Example Question #2 : How To Graph An Ordered Pair

Which point best represents the coordinate ? D

B

A

C

C

Explanation:

To get to , move left on the x-axis by , then down on the y-axis by .

The sign in front of each number represents which direction to go on the x or y-axis starting at the origin . If the number is positive you go right on the x-axis or up on the y-axis. If the sign is negative then you move to the left on the x-axis or down on the y-axis. The first term in the ordered pair is the movement in the x direction and the second point is the movement in the y direction.

### Example Question #10 : Graphing

Which point best represents the coordinate ? C

B

D

A

B

Explanation:

The sign in front of each number represents which direction to go on the x or y-axis starting at the origin . If the number is positive you go right on the x-axis or up on the y-axis. If the sign is negative then you move to the left on the x-axis or down on the y-axis. The first term in the ordered pair is the movement in the x direction and the second point is the movement in the y direction.

To get to , only move right on the x-axis by .

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