The second number in an ordered pair is the y-coordinate.

Examples of Y Coordinate

In the ordered pair (2, 4), the y-coordinate is 4
In the ordered pair (1, - 7), the y-coordinate is - 7
To reach the point (1, 3), move 1 unit to the left from the origin and then 3 units up

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Solved Example on y-coordinate

Ques: Which of the points has 2 as the y-coordinate?

Choices:

A. A
B. B
C. C
D. D

Correct Answer: B

Solution:

Step 1: The ordered pair for the point A is (- 2, 4). So, A has 4 as the y-coordinate
Step 2: The ordered pair for the point B is (2, 2). So, B has 2 as the y-coordinate
Step 3: The ordered pair for the point C is (3, - 2). So, C has - 2 as the y-coordinate
Step 4: The ordered pair for the point D is (- 2, - 1). So, D has -1 as the y-coordinate
Step 5: So, the point B has 2 as the y-coordinate.