Geometry and Trigonometry

Analytic Geometry

What is analytic geometry?

Analytic geometry is actually another name for coordinate (or Cartesian) geometry, a way to geometrically represent ordered pairs of numbers (or coordinates). The objects are described as n-tuples of points, in which n = 2 in a plane and n = 3 in a space (or two and three dimensions) in some coordinate system. Overall, analytic geometry allows mathematicians to determine the position, configurations, and separations of objects using algebraic representation and manipulation of equations.


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