Coordinate geometry, also known as analytic geometry, is an approach to geometry based on the notion of a coordinate system. The idea of coordinate geometry is often credited to Rene Descartes, and the most commonly used coordinate system is often refered to as a Cartesian coordinate system, as a result. Coordinate bashing is applying coordinates to geometry problems. There are two parts of the Cartesian plane: the x-coordinate and the y-coordinate.
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