Quadrant - Definition with Examples
What is Quadrant?
The meeting point of the two axes is called the origin.
By convention, quadrants are named in an anticlockwise direction.
Each point is represented by its x-coordinate followed by its y-coordinate.
It is written as (x, y)
So, for a point (6, 3), its x-coordinate is 6 and y-coordinate is 3.
In the first quadrant, both x and y take positive values. In the second quadrant, x is negative and y is positive. In the third quadrant, x and y are negative, and in the fourth quadrant, x is positive and y is negative.
There are also points which do not lie on any of the four quadrants.
For example: (1, 0), (-1, 0), (0, 2) and (0, -5) do not lie on any of the four quadrants. They lie on the x-axis or y-axis.
(1, 0) and (-1, 0) lie on the x-axis.
(0, 2) and (0, -5) lie on the y-axis.
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