What Does Position Vector Mean?
A vector that begins at the origin O = (0, 0) and extends to a point P = (x,y) is called a position vector. It’s written
Every point has a position vector. In this way, you can always rewrite a point as a vector. If the coordinates of the point is P = (x,y), the position vector is OP→ = (x,y).
Find the position vector that belongs to the point P = (−13, 12)
By using the formula for the position vector of a point, you get