## Coordinates

In Minecraft, coordinates are a set of numbers that help players locate specific points in the game world. Each coordinate represents a position in the game's three-dimensional environment. It is important to know how to use them since most commands use them.

## Show Coordinates

In order to know what coordinates we are in, we activate the "show coordinates" option in the game settings menu of our world.

## Coordinates logic

The coordinates are X Y Z, the 3d axes of minecraft.

The **x-axis** indicates the player's distance to the east (positive) or west (negative) of the point of origin (spawnpoint), that is, the longitude.

The **y-axis** indicates how high or low (from 0 to 255, with 64 being sea level) the player is, that is, the elevation.

The **z-axis** indicates the distance of the player from the south (positive) or north (negative) of the point of origin (spawnpoint), that is, the latitude.

## Absolute Coordinates

Absolute coordinates refer to fixed points in the Minecraft world, using specific numbers to pinpoint locations. To use absolute coordinates, simply type the exact numbers without tildes (~). These numbers represent the fixed X, Y, and Z positions in the world, such as 100 64 100.

To navigate or teleport to a precise location, you input the absolute coordinates directly. For example, if you want to go to a specific spot at the coordinates X=150, Y=70, Z=-200, you would use /tp 150 70 -200.

Using absolute coordinates is especially useful for setting up permanent structures or features at specific locations, ensuring you can always find or return to these exact spots.

## Relative Coordinates

Relative coordinates refer to coordinates based on the position of the player or entity, type ~ to use a relative coordinate. The player's current position is represented by ~ ~ ~.

You can also add or subtract blocks from a relative coordinate by adding numbers. For example, ~5 means 5 blocks forward in the axis starting from the player's coordinates and ~-5 means 5 blocks backwards in the axis starting from the player's coordinate.

A simple way to understand it is to use it to teleport, if we want to teleport 5 blocks up from where we are we would have to put /tp ~ ~5 ~.

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