Describing position - Coordinates
Coordinates are incredibly handy. They are used to help pinpoint locations on a map and pilots use them to know which airport to fly to.
Coordinates are plotted on a pair of axes and show the exact position of a point.
Coordinates use two numbers and can be written like this (2, 1).
- The first number relates to the x-axis (the horizontal line across the bottom).
- The second number relates to the y-axis (the vertical line on the left hand side).
On the grid below, the coordinates for the star are (2, 1). The number on the x-axis is 2. The number at the y-axis is 1.
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