# Introduction to The Rectangular Coordinate Systems and Graphs

### Learning Objectives

By the end of this section, you will be able to:- Plot ordered pairs in a Cartesian coordinate system.
- Graph equations by plotting points.
- Graph equations with a graphing utility.
- Find [latex]x[/latex] -intercepts and [latex]y[/latex] -intercepts.
- Use the distance formula.
- Use the midpoint formula.

**Figure 1**

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