Video: Describing the Positions of Objects from the Origin in a Coordinate Grid

Charlotte is looking for her friends. She starts at 0. If she goes 1 → and 1 ↑, who will she find?

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Charlotte is looking for her friends. She starts at zero. If she goes one across and one up, who will she find?

Here, we have a graph which shows the coordinates of some of Charlotte’s friends. She’s trying to find them. We know that Charlotte starts at zero. The numbers on the 𝑥-axis at the bottom of the graph go across, and the numbers on the 𝑦-axis go up. Charlotte has some instructions to find one of her friends. First, she has to go one across on the 𝑥-axis, and then she has to go one up on the 𝑦-axis. Let’s follow the instructions and see who Charlotte will find. One across and one up, this is the friend that Charlotte will find.

If she goes four across and three up, who will she find? We start at zero and go four across and three up. This is the friend she will find. The final part of the question asks us what will happen if Charlotte goes six across and two up. So first, we need to start at zero and go six across on the 𝑥-axis. Then, we need to go two up on the 𝑦-axis. This is the friend that Charlotte will find.

We helped Charlotte to find her friends using the coordinates we were given. If she starts at zero, goes one across and one up, this is who she will find. If she starts at zero, goes four across on the 𝑥-axis and three up on the 𝑦-axis, this is the friend that she will find. And if Charlotte goes six across on the 𝑥-axis and two up on the 𝑦-axis, this is the friend that she will find.

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