Coordinates are a set of values that show an exact position.

On graphs it is common to have a pair of numbers to show where a point is: the first number shows the distance along and the second number shows the distance up or down.

Example: the point (12,5) is 12 units along, and 5 units up.

On maps the two coordinates often mean how far North/South and East/West

There are other types of coordinates, too, such as polar coordinates and 3 dimensional coordinates.

On graphs it is common to have a pair of numbers to show where a point is: the first number shows the distance along and the second number shows the distance up or down.

Example: the point (12,5) is 12 units along, and 5 units up.

On maps the two coordinates often mean how far North/South and East/West

There are other types of coordinates, too, such as polar coordinates and 3 dimensional coordinates.

See: Polar Coordinates

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