To graph a vertical line that goes through a given point, first plot that point. Then draw a straight line up and down that goes through the point, and you're done! To see this process in action, watch this tutorial!

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Background Tutorials

Use a pair of perpendicular number lines, called axes, to define a coordinate system, with the intersection of the lines (the origin) arranged to coincide with the 0 on each line and a given point in the plane located by using an ordered pair of numbers, called its coordinates. Understand that the first number indicates how far to travel from the origin in the direction of one axis, and the second number indicates how far to travel in the direction of the second axis, with the convention that the names of the two axes and the coordinates correspond (e.g., x-axis and x-coordinate, y-axis and y-coordinate).

Ordered pairs are a crucial part of graphing, but you need to know how to identify the coordinates in an ordered pair if you're going to plot it on a coordinate plane. In this tutorial, you'll see how to identify the x-coordinate in an ordered pair!

Find and position integers and other rational numbers on a horizontal or vertical number line diagram; find and position pairs of integers and other rational numbers on a coordinate plane.

Knowing how to plot ordered pairs is an essential part of graphing functions. In this tutorial, you'll see how to take an ordered pair and plot it on the coordinate plane. Take a look!

Further Exploration

Graph linear and quadratic functions and show intercepts, maxima, and minima.

To graph a horizontal line that goes through a given point, first plot that point. Then draw a straight line left and right that goes through the point, and you're done! To see this process in action, watch this tutorial!