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Coordinate Challenge

Stage: 2 Challenge Level: Challenge Level:1

Here is a grid:

grid with x from 0-4 and y from 0-3

Can you position these ten letters in their correct places according to the eight clues below?

letters A, B, C, D, E, P, S, X, Y, Z
letters P, S, X, Y, Z


The letters at $(1, 1),$ $(1, 2)$ and $(1, 3)$ are all symmetrical about a vertical line.

The letter at $(4, 2)$ is not symmetrical in any way.

The letters at $(1, 1),$ $(2, 1)$ and $(3, 1)$ are symmetrical about a horizontal line.

The letters at $(0, 2),$ $(2, 0)$ have rotational symmetry.

The letter at $(3, 1)$ consists of just straight lines.

The letters at $(3, 3)$ and $(2, 0)$ consist of just curved lines.

The letters at $(3, 3),$ $(3, 2)$ and $(3, 1)$ are consecutive in the alphabet.

The letters at $(0, 2)$ and $(1, 2)$ are at the two ends of the alphabet.

You could use this interactivity to try out your ideas.

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