The Cartesian Coordinate System

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Like this thing.

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Here's the x-coordinate of the cart and here's the y.

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And this is a cartesian grid over the city that Godzilla and well disaster movies in

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general seem to hate.

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Oh and check out this view, sponsored by the NRA.

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Ok so the g-man errr...thing is here at Grand Central.

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That's a 40sec part.

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He/she/it whatever this thing is wants to know how to get to central park, which is

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like about here.

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59th and 5th that's where Godzilla wants to go.

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Hey monsters got to whizz now and then just like the rest of us right?

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Ok.

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So our pal Zilla here is gonna use cartesian coordinates to walk or slither or whatever

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he/she/it does to go up 1-2-3-4-5-10-15-16-17 y-coordinate blocks to the north and then

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1-2 blocks to the west or along the x-coordinate here where there lives Godzilla's favorite

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tree.

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So it was a fine day for Godzilla he returned home from a long train ride to this point

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(0, 0) or his origin he destroyed 17 blocks to the north and then destroyed two to the

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west for uhh..you know...took care of business.

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The line went to here 17 and -2 right?

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Had he wanted to be a bit more fuel efficient and/or building destructive, he could have

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destroyed a straight line to make this little triangle here but maybe that's a better story

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for the sequel.

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And that's the cartesian coordinate system a la Zilla

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and Shmoop.