


GraphsOrdered Triples
An ordered triple is a list of 3 elements written in a certain order. As with ordered pairs, order is important. For example, the numbers 1, 2 and 3 can form 6 ordered triples: (1,2,3), (1,3,2), (2,1,3), (2,3,1), (3,1,2), (3,2,1). Cartesian Coordinate System in 3DAn ordered triple such as (x,y,z) can be represented by a point in a coordinate system with three axes, the Cartesian Coordinate System in 3D. To draw the three axes, first draw a 2D Cartesian coordinate system and label the axes y and z. Next, we draw a third axes that it is perpendicular to the other two and label the axes x (imagine that the xaxis is pointing directly at you). The intersection of the three axes is called the origin. It represents the triple (0,0,0) and will be denoted by 0. The following example illustrates how to represent an ordered triple as a point on this 3dimensional grid. Example 3.More Exercises (opens in new window)
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