Coordinate Geometry

By Jacob Diem

Definition

Coordinate geometry is a part of geometry that states a point on a plane can be described by using a pair of numbers

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http://www.mathopenref.com/coordintro.html

Information

  • It originated from Rene Descartes
  • It is also called analytic geometry
  • It was discovered in the seventeenth century
  • It uses the distance, slope, and midpoint formula
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Coordinate geometry notes in schoology

Steps of developing coordinate geometry

Step 1: Draw and label the a graph

Step 2: State the formulas used

Step 3: Show your work

Step 4: Have an ending statement

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Schoology notes

Example

Problem

a (0,0) b (2,3) c (4,0) abc is a isosceles. prove it

Formula


show formula used

Show work

continue till you find that both sides are congruent

Ending statement

The triangle is isosceles because it is congruent

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Schoology notes