y-Coordinate

Definition

A y-coordinate is the second element in an ordered pair. When an ordered pair is graphed as the coordinates of a point in the coordinate plane, the y-coordinate represents the directed distance of the point from the x-axis.

Another name for the y-coordinate is the ordinate.

Note: The x-coordinate or abscissa represents the directed distance of the point from the y-axis.

Demonstration

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