The process of finding the ordered pairs is a single step process. For example, let X'OX and YOY' be the coordinate axes. Let P be a point on the graph paper such that P is at a distance of 'a' units from the y-axis and 'b' units from the x-axis. Then, we say that the coordinates of P are P(a, b).

Here a is called the x-coordinate or abscissa of P, while b is called the y-coordinate or ordinate of P. This is the process of finding ordered pairs.

### Examples on Finding Ordered Pairs

Given below are some examples on finding ordered pairs.

**Example 1: **Find the coordinates of point "A" as an ordered pair?

**Solution: **Given point A is 6 units to the right of the origin and 4 units up from the origin.

We can say that, point A has x-coordinate 6 and y-coordinate 4

So, the answer is (6, 4)

**Example 2: **Find the coordinates of each point as an ordered pair?

**Solution: **Point A is 8 units to the right of the origin and 8 units up from the origin.

Thus, we can say that, point A has x-coordinate 8 and y-coordinate 8

So, the answer is A(8, 8)

Point B is -8 units to the left of the origin and 8 units up from the origin.

Thus, we can say that, point B has x-coordinate -8 and y-coordinate 8

So, the answer is B(-8, 8)

Point C is -4 units to the left of the origin and -2 units down from the origin.

Thus, we can say that, point C has x-coordinate -4 and y-coordinate -2

So, the answer is C(-4, -2)

Point D is 2 units to the right of the origin and -4 units down from the origin.

Thus, we can say that, point D has x-coordinate 2 and y-coordinate -4

So, the answer is D(2, -4)