# From the Fig. 3.8, answer the following : Write the points whose abscissa is -5

**Solution:**

Given, the figure represents the coordinates of certain points

We have to find the points whose abscissa is -5.

The horizontal coordinate of a point in a plane cartesian coordinate system obtained by measuring parallel to the x-axis is called the abscissa of the point.

Abscissa is zero implies the x-coordinate is -5.

From the figure,

The points with x-coordinate as -5 are

D(-5, 1)

H(-5, -3)

Therefore, the points whose abscissa is -5 are D and H.

**✦ Try This: **From the figure, write the points whose ordinate is negative

**☛ Also Check: **NCERT Solutions for Class 9 Maths Chapter 3

**NCERT Exemplar Class 9 Maths Exercise 3.4 Problem 4(iii)**

## From the Fig. 3.8, answer the following : Write the points whose abscissa is -5

**Summary:**

Abscissa or the x-coordinate of a point is its distance from the y-axis. The points whose abscissa is -5 are D(-5, 1) and H(-5, -3)

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