Welcome to the introduction of graphs

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        The basic graph consists of two axes, the X-axis and the Y-axis. The X-axisis horizantal, going left(negative) to right (positive). The Y-axis is veritcal, going down(negative) to up (positive). Any Y value above the X-axis is positive, and anything below the X-axis is negative. the gra[h is seperated into 4 quadrants because of how the axes intersect. The first quadrant is the quadrant where both X and Y are positive. The second quadrant is where X is negative and Y is positive. The third quadrant is where both X and Y are negative. The fourth quadrant is where X is positive and Y is negative. These general areas are usually referenced by the name of the quadrant. Anything on the X-axis has a Y coordinate of 0, and anything on the Y-axis has a X coordinate of 0. This means that the intersection of the Y and X axes would be the point (0,0), which is also called the Center or Origin more likely.


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