The first step is to label the x-axis and the y-axis. Let the x-axis be time in minutes and
the y-axis be temperature in °F.
The next step is to establish the units of measurement along each axis. The x-axis must
range from 0 to 120, the y-axis from 400 to 500.
The points are then plotted one by one. Figure 2 shows the resulting Cartesian coordinate
Figure 2 Cartesian Coordinate Graph of
Temperature vs. Time
The density of water was measured over a range of temperatures. Plot the
following recorded data on a Cartesian coordinate graph.