Q: Where would a point lie if its ordinate is 5 and if its abscissa is -4?

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If the point's ordinate, or y-coordinate, is zero then it must lie on the x-axis somewhere.

To locate a point on a plane you need two coordinates. You can't guess the second coordinate based on the first one - or vice versa. The other number can be anything.

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Since it is possible to draw a line through any two points, if there is a point that does not lie on the same line, it must be a third point.

It is a Geometry Theorem. "A line and a point not on the line lie in exactly one place" means what it says.

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In Quadrant I a point would lie if its abscissa and ordinates are equal.

The 2nd quadrant and 4th quadrant would be where a point would lie if it's abscissa and ordinate are numerically equal but of opposite signs.

2nd and 3rd quadrant

In Quadrant I a point would lie if its abscissa and ordinates are equal.

The fourth quadrant

If the point's ordinate, or y-coordinate, is zero then it must lie on the x-axis somewhere.

It's somewhere on the y-axis.

To locate a point on a plane you need two coordinates. You can't guess the second coordinate based on the first one - or vice versa. The other number can be anything.

It would lie on the y axis

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Yes as long as the two lines are intersecting at that point. For example if you looked at an x-y axis, the point (0,0) would lie on both the x and y axis or two different lines.