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June 7th, 2011, 01:23 AM  #1 
Newbie Joined: May 2011 Posts: 17 Thanks: 0  Square origin and axis?
I've gotten a question where I need to draw a square OABC where A and B are on the positive x and y axes respectively and O is the origin. I have no idea what point on a square the origin is and how to determine which points are on the positive x and y axes. I can't find anything about axes or origins with squares on Google, so could someone explain this to me please?

June 7th, 2011, 08:45 AM  #2 
Senior Member Joined: Nov 2010 Posts: 502 Thanks: 0  Re: Square origin and axis?
Do you know what a graph is? In the sense that perhaps at some time, you have graphed something like y = x^2 or perhaps y = 2x? This is what is meant  and it has nothing to do with squares. If you do not, then I recommend looking up "cartesian plane" and "cartesian coordinates" in Google. This question is designed not to test your knowledge of squares, but instead a comprehension of the coordinate system. So if you have a book or go to class, it is likely this was very recently taught. But if none of the makes sense, look up cartesian plane and coordinates and post here again. 
June 7th, 2011, 03:54 PM  #3 
Senior Member Joined: Apr 2007 Posts: 2,140 Thanks: 0 
Let k > 0. O(0, 0), A(k, 0), B(0, k) and C(k, k) are the vertices of the square.


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