# How are graph quadrants numbered?

## How are graph quadrants numbered?

Coordinate plane quadrants are numbered I, II, III, and IV as shown on the grid below. All points in Quadrant II have a negative x-coordinate and a positive y-coordinate. All points in Quadrant III have two negative coordinates. All points in Quadrant IV have a positive x-coordinate and a negative y-coordinate.

### Why are the quadrants numbered counterclockwise?

The decision that a circle should be labelled counterclockwise was made by the ancient Babylonians long before any surviving mathematical works, so nobody really knows why it was made. Consequently, it makes sense to design clocks to run in the “negative” (=clockwise) direction.

#### How are the graphs numbered?

Drawing a Coordinate Graph Each point can be identified by an ordered pair of numbers; that is, a number on the x-axis called an x-coordinate, and a number on the y-axis called a y-coordinate. Ordered pairs are written in parentheses (x-coordinate, y-coordinate). The x-coordinate is 2. The y-coordinate is 5.

What are the four quadrants of a graph numbered?

The axes of a two-dimensional Cartesian system divide the plane into four infinite regions, called quadrants, each bounded by two half-axes. These are often numbered from 1st to 4th and denoted by Roman numerals: I (where the signs of the (x; y) coordinates are I (+; +), II (−; +), III (−; −), and IV (+; −).

Quadrants will pop up on graphs in algebra, geometry, and more, and we can help chart a course to success. A quadrant is the area contained by the x and y axes; thus, there are four quadrants in a graph. To explain, the two dimensional Cartesian plane is divided by the x and y axes into four quadrants.

## How do you describe a graph that goes up and down?

Line graphs usually describe trends or changes. With these, it is quite common to use different words to describe increases or decreases. You can also describe the graph staying the same using the verb phrases ‘remain unchanged’ or ‘remain constant’. Small changes up and down are called ‘fluctuations’.

### What is the role of the quadrants?

Signs of Angles in Quadrants Thus, in the first quadrant, where x and y coordinates are all positive, all six trigonometric functions have positive values. In the second quadrant, only sine and cosecant (the reciprocal of sine) are positive. In the third quadrant, only tangent and cotangent are positive.