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ordered pair

Mathematics. two quantities written in such a way as to indicate that one quantity precedes or is to be considered before the other, as (3, 4) indicates the Cartesian coordinates of a point in the plane.
Origin of ordered pair
1950-55 Unabridged
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  • Students should also be able to add and subtract integers to each ordered pair to discover the new ordered pair.
  • Plots the location of an ordered pair in the first quadrant.
  • The combination of events and may be called a composite event, denoted by the ordered pair.
  • Now give them ordered pairs and tell them to rewrite the first ordered pair as red and the second as blue with colored pencils.
  • The student matches an ordered pair to the linear equation and/or graph that contains the ordered pair.
  • Identify the quadrant in which an ordered pair is positioned by examining the ordered pair.
Contemporary definitions for ordered pair

in mathematics, a pair of distinct elements or two ordered numbers, often used to match numbers in relations or functions's 21st Century Lexicon
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