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# The perpendicular distance of the point P (3, 4) from the y-axis is

a. 3

b. 4

c. 5

d. 7

**Solution:**

In the Cartesian plane, the horizontal line is called the x-axis and the vertical line is called the y-axis.

Abscissa or the x-coordinate of a point is its distance from the y-axis and the ordinate or the y-coordinate is its distance from the x-axis.

In the coordinates (x, y), x is the abscissa and y is the ordinate.

The point given is P (3, 4)

The perpendicular distance of the point P from the y-axis is 3.

Therefore, the perpendicular distance from the y-axis is 3.

**✦ Try This: **The perpendicular distance of the point P (2, 3) from the y-axis is a. 3, b. 2, c. 2, d. 8

In the Cartesian plane, the horizontal line is called the x-axis and the vertical line is called the y-axis.

Abscissa or the x-coordinate of a point is its distance from the y-axis and the ordinate or the y-coordinate is its distance from the x-axis.

In the coordinates (x, y), x is the abscissa and y is the ordinate.

The point given is P (2, 3)

The perpendicular distance of the point P from the y-axis is 2.

Therefore, the perpendicular distance from the y-axis is 2.

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

**NCERT Exemplar Class 9 Maths Exercise 3.1 Problem 24**

## The perpendicular distance of the point P (3, 4) from the y-axis is a. 3, b. 4, c. 5, d. 7

**Summary:**

Abscissa is the perpendicular distance from the y-axis. The perpendicular distance of the point P (3, 4) from the y-axis is 3

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