Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-2015

Department

Mathematics

Abstract

What word, often spelled with an umlaut, is used to identify a point on a two-dimensional graph?

Many of you probably already figured out the answer is "coordinate." But that's because you are sitting comfortably in your dorm room rather than being on a stage with bright lights in front of a few hundred people being recorded for national broadcast on public radio. [excerpt]

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Original version of the work is available from the publisher at: http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.4169/mathhorizons.22.4.26?seq=1#page_scan_tab_contents

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