Definition of Horizontal Axis
Horizontal means flat or level.
Horizontal axis is the x-axis on a graph.
The blue number line in the figure below is the x-axis, the horizontal axis.
More About Horizontal Axis
- The short hand in the analog clock is the hour hand.
- 24 hours = 1 day
- 1 hour = 60 minutes
- 1 minute = 60 seconds
Video Examples: Acute and Obtuse Angles in Geometry
Solved Example on Horizontal Axis
Ques: Point B is 5 units to the left of point A on the horizontal axis. Find the coordinates of B if A is at (8, 7).
A. (3, 7)
B. (13, 7)
C. (7, 8)
D. (8, 12)
Correct Answer: A
Step 1: (8, 7) ⇒ 8 on the x-axis and 7 on the y-axis.
Step 2: Point B is 5 units to the left of point A on the horizontal axis, i.e. x-axis.
Step 3: So, the x-coordinate of B is 8 – 5 = 3
Step 4: The coordinates of point B is (3, 7).