Plot the ordered pair

6, comma negative 8 into the coordinate plane. So this is a coordinate

plane right over here. The horizontal axis

here, this is the x-axis. The vertical axis

here is the y-axis. And the convention, when we

get an ordered pair like this, is that the first coordinate

is the x-coordinate, and the second coordinate

is the y-coordinate. So they’re telling us that

we have an x-coordinate of 6. That means we count

up 6 on the x-axis. So let’s count up 1. I could even write it down–

1, and then we have 2. That’s right there. Then we have 3. Then we have 4. Then we have 5. And then we’ve moved

up 6 along the x-axis. We started at the

origin, at 0, 0. That’s the origin. And we moved 6 to the right. That’s this part

right over here. Now, our y-coordinate

is negative 8. That means we move down 8

in the vertical direction. So we can see it

right over here. So this right here, I’ll

just do that every two. So this is down 1. This right here is

negative 2, negative 3. This right here is negative

4, negative 5, negative 6, negative 7, negative 8. So we move to the right 6,

and then we move down 8. We move to the

right 6, and then we move down 1, 2, 3,

4, 5, 6, 7, and 8. And we are right over there. So that is the point

, 6 negative 8. You could also look

at it this way. The x-coordinate is 6. So you move 6 there. And so we’re going to be along

this line right over here. And then you can go, and then

the y-coordinate is negative 8. So you go down to negative 8. And you say, we’re going to

be along this line over here. And the place that they

intersect is this coordinate. The easiest way I’d

like to think of it, move 6 to the right,

move along the x-axis, and then move along in

the vertical direction along the y-axis. So you go down 8.