# How do quadrants work?

**quadrants**, each bounded by two half-axes. When the axes

**are**drawn according

**to**the mathematical custom, the numbering goes counter-clockwise starting from the upper right ("northeast")

**quadrant**.

Subsequently, one may also ask, what are the 4 quadrants of a graph?

This **graph** is divided into **four quadrants**, or sections, based on those values. The first **quadrant** is the upper right-hand corner of the **graph**, the section where both x and y are positive. The second **quadrant**, in the upper left-hand corner, includes negative values of x and positive values of y.

**point**(

**4**,

**3**)

**lies**in

**Quadrant**I because because both x and y coordinates are positive (+,+). Moving in an anti-clockwise direction, in

**Quadrant**II x-coordinates are negative and y-coordinates are positive (-,+). In

**Quadrant**III, both x and y coordinates are negative (-,-).

Also to know is, how do you do quadrants?

1) If both x and y are positive then this point is at **quadrant** I (it is upper-right **quadrant**). 2) If x is negative but y is positive then point is at **quadrant** II (this one is upper-left **quadrant**). 3) If x and y are negative then point is at **quadrant** III (lower-left).

Note that **points** that lie on an axis do not lie in any **quadrant**. If a **point** lies on the x-axis then its y-coordinate is **0**. Similarly, a **point** on the y-axis has its x-coordinate **0**. The origin has coordinates (**0**,**0**).