Question & Answer
QUESTION

If abscissa and ordinate of a point are −ve and +ve respectively, then in which quadrant does this point lie?
A. II quadrant.
B. I quadrant.
C. III quadrant.
D. IV quadrant.

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Hint – In order to solve this problem we need to know that ordinate is the point on the y-axis and abscissa is the point on the x-axis. Knowing this you will get the right answer.

Complete step-by-step answer:
As we know that the abscissa is negative that is the point is on negative x-axis and ordinate is positive that is the point is on positive y-axis.
So, if we draw the figure of quadrants and locate the point then we can do it as:

We can clearly see that the x is negative and y is positive only on II quadrant.
Hence, the answer is II quadrant.
The correct option is A.

Note – In this problem we need to draw the axes to visualize the quadrant in which the positive ordinate and negative abscissa lies and you should also know that ordinate is the point on the y-axis and abscissa is the point on x-axis. Then you can solve this problem and get the right answer.