# Point (-10, 0) lies

a. on the negative direction of the x-axis

b. on the negative direction of the y-axis

c. in the third quadrant

d. in the fourth quadrant

**Solution:**

We know that

Abscissa and ordinate are used to represent the position of a point on a graph

Abscissa is the coordinates of the x-axis

It is the distance from y-axis measured parallel to x-axis

In the point (-10,0) the abscissa is negative

So it lies on the negative side of the x-axis.

Therefore, the point lies on the negative direction of the x-axis.

✦ **Try This: **Point (0, -2) lies a. on the negative direction of the x-axis, b. on the negative direction of the y-axis, c. in the third quadrant, d. in the fourth quadrant

We know that

Abscissa and ordinate are used to represent the position of a point on a graph

Abscissa is the coordinates of the x-axis

It is the distance from y-axis measured parallel to x-axis

In the point (0, -2) the ordinate is negative

So it lies on the negative side of the y-axis.

Therefore, the point lies on the negative direction of the y-axis.

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

**NCERT Exemplar Class 9 Maths Exercise 3.1 Problem 4**

## Point (-10, 0) lies a. on the negative direction of the x-axis b. on the negative direction of the y-axis c. in the third quadrant d. in the fourth quadrant

**Summary:**

The coordinate axes divide the plane into four parts called quadrants. Point (-10, 0) lies on the negative direction of the x-axis

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