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Cartesian Coordinates – A Justification

Cartesian coordinates are generally written with a horizontal x-axis and a vertical y-axis. The data it shows are written as ordered pairs (x, y). These axes are drawn p perpendicular to each other. Why are the axes drawn vertically? While the description below is not required to enable this, perpendicular axes make it visibly clear that charges in X position can be made independently of changes in Y. Then by moving to on X position we can move up or down in.

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