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June 7th, 2011, 01:23 AM   #1
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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?
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June 7th, 2011, 08:45 AM   #2
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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.
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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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