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**Zeeshan 01****Member**- Registered: 2016-07-22
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Distance of point (2,3) form y axis ???

I don't know y axis I found between two points so how find on x axis or y axis???

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**Zeeshan 01****Member**- Registered: 2016-07-22
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3???

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**iamaditya****Member**- From: Planet Mars
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Hi,

When we represent a point on a graph we always write it as (x,y) where x is the distance fro the horizantal x-axis and y is the distance from the vertical y-axis. Here, the point (2,3) is 2 units away from x-axis and 3 units away from y-axis. Hence the distance of the pt. from y axis is 3.

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iamaditya wrote:

Hi,

When we represent a point on a graph we always write it as (x,y) where x is the distance fro the horizantal x-axis and y is the distance from the vertical y-axis. Here, the point (2,3) is 2 units away from x-axis and 3 units away from y-axis. Hence the distance of the pt. from y axis is 3.

You have that the wrong way round -- x represents the distance from the y-axis, and y represents the distance from the x-axis (so (2,3) is 2 units away from the y-axis, not the x-axis).

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

This is a bit tricky to get but I would say the distance from the y axis is 2. I suggest to not abandon a visual approach here. Please check bob bundy's drawing.

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**iamaditya****Member**- From: Planet Mars
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zetafunc wrote:

iamaditya wrote:Hi,

When we represent a point on a graph we always write it as (x,y) where x is the distance fro the horizantal x-axis and y is the distance from the vertical y-axis. Here, the point (2,3) is 2 units away from x-axis and 3 units away from y-axis. Hence the distance of the pt. from y axis is 3.

You have that the wrong way round -- x represents the distance from the y-axis, and y represents the distance from the x-axis (so (2,3) is 2 units away from the y-axis, not the x-axis).

Hmm, Thnx for correcting me. I often get confused between the 2.

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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Hi;

Do not forget to visualize problems by drawing diagrams and plots.

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**Zeeshan 01****Member**- Registered: 2016-07-22
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2 unit away from yaxis and 3 unit away from x AXIS? ??

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**Zeeshan 01****Member**- Registered: 2016-07-22
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Do not forget to visualize problems by drawing diagrams and plots.

True there is alot of tricky questions??

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**Zeeshan 01****Member**- Registered: 2016-07-22
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Question the distance of point (1,1) from origin ??? Plz show with graph

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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You need the distance formula or pythagoras for that.

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**Zeeshan 01****Member**- Registered: 2016-07-22
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So distance is??? How calculate ??I think it is one

Because 1 from x axis and 1 from y axis

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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What is the distance of blue line segment?

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**Zeeshan 01****Member**- Registered: 2016-07-22
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We calculate by scale or other thing??or other method??

Why use distance formula there why In my above question we not use formula??.

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**Zeeshan 01****Member**- Registered: 2016-07-22
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How to use phytagoras theorm in this question??

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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The Pythagorean theorem states that the 3 sides of a right triangle are related by this a^2 + b^2 + c^2. Know how to apply that?

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**Zeeshan 01****Member**- Registered: 2016-07-22
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It make right triangle only in this question ?? It is possible to use this formula in my question of Distance of point (2,3) form y axis ???

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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It is not necessary to use Pythagoras on such an easy question.

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**Zeeshan 01****Member**- Registered: 2016-07-22
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ok but in my question can is use phytagoras??

distance of point 2,3 form yaxis

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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I do not think so. The distance of (2,3) from the y axis is a straight line. There is no right triangle.

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**Zeeshan 01****Member**- Registered: 2016-07-22
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But if it' is negative such as Distance of point (-2,3) form y axis ???

So why ans is 2??? Why not negative

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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If you can define what a negative distance is then we can talk about that.

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**Zeeshan 01****Member**- Registered: 2016-07-22
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If you draw I can tell you about what I am saying

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**bobbym****bumpkin**- From: Bumpkinland
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There is no such thing as a negative distance.

The distance formula for points (x2,y2) and (x1,y1)

Because the number (x2 -x1) is squared and then added to (y2-y1)^2 it is easy to see that the distance is always positive.

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