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## What is the Point?

The point of this essay is to argue that standardized tests are not an accurate measure of student ability or intelligence. The essay argues that standardized tests are biased against certain types of students, and that they do not accurately reflect a student’s true ability. The essay also argues that standardized tests are not necessary for measuring student ability.

## Cartesian Coordinates

Cartesian coordinates are a coordinate system that uses two perpendicular lines, called axes, to locate points in a plane. The x-axis is a horizontal line that goes from left to right, and the y-axis is a vertical line that goes from bottom to top. Each point in the plane can be identified by its distance from the x-axis and the y-axis.

## Points in the Euclidean Geometry

In Euclidean geometry, points are the simplest objects in the plane or in space. Points are denoted by a letter, such as P, and are usually represented by a dot on a diagram. Points have no size and no shape.

Points are usually joined by lines. A line is a straight path that connects two points. The length of a line is infinite, meaning it goes on forever.

Lines can be **parallel**, meaning they never intersect, or intersecting, meaning they cross at some point.

Points can also be joined by angles. An angle is formed by two lines intersecting at a single point. The size of an angle is measured in degrees.