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# In mathematics, a coordinate system is a system which uses one or more numbers, or coordinates, to uniquely determine the position of a point or other geometric element on a manifold such as Euclidean space. The order of the coordinates is significant, and they are sometimes identified by their position in an ordered tuple and sometimes by a letter, as in "the "x"-coordinate". The coordinates are taken to be real numbers in elementary mathematics, but may be complex numbers or elements of a more abstract system such as a commutative ring. The most common coordinate system in modern mathematics is the Cartesian coordinate system.

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##### Andy C.

University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

##### Marshall S.

University of Washington

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