(overrightarrowX"OX) and (overrightarrowY"OY) represent the co-ordinate axes. The ray (overrightarrowOX) istaken as positive x-axis. So, any distance along (overrightarrowOX) will be taken as positiveand the ray (overrightarrowOX") is taken as negative x-axis. So, any distance move along (overrightarrowOX")will be taken as negative.

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Similarly, ray (overrightarrowOY) taken as positive y-axis. So, the distancemoved along (overrightarrowOY) will be taken as positive and (overrightarrowOY") is taken as negative y-axis.So, the distance moved along (overrightarrowOY") will be taken as negative.


So, In Quadrant I,x > 0, y > 0

In Quadrant II,x 0

In Quadrant III,x 0, y


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The graph will help us tounderstand the convention of the signs of coordinates.


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(i) The co-ordinates of any point lies in the first quadranthave both the abscissa and ordinate are positive i.e. (+, +).

(ii) The co-ordinates of any point lies in the secondquadrant have the abscissa negative and ordinate positive i.e. (-, +).

(iii) The co-ordinates of any point lies in the thirdquadrant have both the abscissa and ordinate are negative i.e. (-, -).

(iv) The co-ordinates of any point lies in the fourthquadrant have the abscissa positive and ordinate negative i.e. (+, -).

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