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 Plot:  To place a point on a coordinate plane using its x-coordinate and y-coordinate.

Suppose that you wanted to plot the ordered pair (3,1) on the coordinate plane to the left. From the origin, you would first count three lines to the right of the y-axis (i.e., in the positive direction) and then one line above the x-axis (i.e., in the positive direction). This gives the position where you should plot your point, which we have done in red in this example.