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11.6.2  The point in the plane: point

See section 12.4.1 for points in space.

In the 2-d geometry screen in point mode, clicking on a point with the left mouse button will choose that point. Points chosen this are automatically named, first with A, then B, etc.

Alternatively, the point command chooses a point, where the point (a,b) is specified by either the two coordinates a,b, a list [a,b] of the coordinates, or the affix a + b*i.
Input:

A := point(2,1)

or:

A := point([2,1])

or
Input:

A := point(2 + i)

Output:

(The marker used to indicate the point can be changed; see section 11.3.2.)

If the point command has two numbers for arguments, at least one of which is complex but not real, then it will choose two points. Entering
Input:

A := point(1,2*i)

or:

A := point([1,2*i])

will choose two points named A; one with affix 1 and one with affix 2i.


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