Rectangular Coordinate System?

how can you write

f(X)=4

and x = 6 in a rectangular coordinate system if it only goes through one point ???

Update:

and two quadrants?

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  • 9 years ago
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    A rectangular coordinate system has TWO coordinates to describe each point. f(x)=4 gives ONE coordinate (y). That is one number, not one point. The other coordinate (x) can be any (real) number, making infinitely many points, which form a horizontal straight line, passing through two of the four quadrants.

    Similarly, x=6 describes a vertical line, whose y-coordinates are all real numbers, and which passes through two of the four quadrants.

    Their intersection IS a single point: the only point which lies on both straight lines; the only point with both an x-coordinate of 6 and a y-coordinate of 4.

  • bae
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    4 years ago

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