# Introduction to Points and Lines in the Coordinate Plane

### Learning Outcomes

By the end of this section, you will be able to:- Define the components of the Cartesian coordinate system.
- Plot points on the Cartesian coordinate plane.
- Use the distance formula to find the distance between two points in the plane.
- Use the midpoint formula to find the midpoint between two points.
- Plot linear equations in two variables on the coordinate plane.
- Use intercepts to plot lines.
- Use a graphing utility to graph a linear equation on a coordinate plane.

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