Coordinate system for specifying the precise location of objects in space?

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Homework Statement


which of the following is a coordinate system for specifying the precise location of objects in space?
a. frame of reference
b. diagram
c. x-axis
d. y-axis

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The Attempt at a Solution


I thought it would be a diagram since it would use vectors and the x and y axis to help solve a problem but i got it wrong. so can any1 please explain?
 

Answers and Replies

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A frame of reference is a perspective from which something is observed. By defining your reference frame, are are defining your perspective (coordinate system).

A diagram is just a picture. What you thought a diagram was when you said: "a diagram since it would use vectors and the x and y axis to help solve a problem". A diagram is just a picture, when you start to use vectors and axes, you just added a frame of reference to the diagram.

x-axis: According to what? Where is the axis?
y-axis: Same logic as above^^
 
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oo i get itt thx
 

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