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Coordinates
Ordered Pair
Ordered Triple
n-tuple

On the coordinate plane, the pair of numbers giving the location of a point (ordered pair). In three-dimensional coordinates, the triple of numbers giving the location of a point (ordered triple). In n-dimensional space, a sequence of n numbers written in parentheses.

 

Ordered pair: Two numbers written in the form (x, y).
Ordered triple: Three numbers written in the form (x, y, z).
n-tuple: n numbers written in the form (x1, x2, x3, . . . , xn).

 

 

See also

Analytic geometry

 


  this page updated 21-feb-16
Mathwords: Terms and Formulas from Algebra I to Calculus
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