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  • 5 years ago

(-6,1) Plot the point and then plot the points that are symetric to the given point with respect to the (a) x-axis (b) y-axis (c) orgin? PLEASE HELP

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  1. anonymous
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    I'm assuming it's the same function as before. Would you say that function is symmetric?

  2. anonymous
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    Im not sure what you are asking? What my teacher taught was how to find it in an equation... not just two points so I dont even know where to begin??

  3. anonymous
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    Ok, what function is it the assignment wants you to plot the point (-6,1) in?

  4. anonymous
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    What function?? The question states: Plot each point, and then plot the points that are symetric to the given point with respect to the (a) x-axis (b) y axis (c) origin. The points that are given (-6,1)

  5. anonymous
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    Im sorry if I am not being clear.. kinda confused.

  6. anonymous
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    Aha, ok. Well, what you do is this: Make your own coordinate plane, locate the point (-6,1), put a dot there to represent it. Then try to find the dot on the other side of the x-axis that has the same position as the (-6,1) has. The point will have different values (x,y) but it will be at a equivalent position, but in another quadrant in the coordinate system.

  7. anonymous
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    This is much easier then I make it sound... You just find the points "twin sister" at the other side of the x-axis, y-axis and the origin.

  8. anonymous
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    So... I have no idea, what to do. I'm looking for three other points correct?? (6,1) is that one of them?? How would I even find something on the origin?? Sorry again..

  9. anonymous
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    First point: (-6,1). Second point (symmetric with respect to x-axis): (-6,-1) Third point (symmetric with respect to y-axis): (6,1) Can you find the fourth point? :) Remember, do this on a piece of paper in your own correctly scaled coordinate system. Mark each point, and consider them, think about why they are symmetric with respect to each axis.

  10. anonymous
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    Is (0,0) the orgin???

  11. anonymous
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    (0,0) is the origin, yes, how would the point (-6,1) be symmetric with regard to the origin?

  12. anonymous
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    Or ( 6, -1)

  13. anonymous
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    That's correct, if you now draw a line between the points in your coordinate system. You will see a nice symmetry and it should form a rectangular box and you're done. :)

  14. anonymous
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    Thank you Thank you! I think I understand!!!

  15. anonymous
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    Good, glad to help :)

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