# How do you graph #5x-2y=10#?

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See the explanation.

#### Explanation:

Graph:

This equation is in standard form for a linear equation. You only need two points to graph a straight line. The standard form makes it easy to find the x- and y-intercepts, which can be graphed.

**X-intercept:** value of

Substitute

Divide both sides by

**The x-intercept is #(2,0)#.**

**Y-intercept:** value of

Substitute

Divide both sides by

**The y-intercept is #(0,-5)#**

Plot the x- and y-intercepts and draw a straight line through the points.

graph{5x-2y=10 [-16.23, 15.8, -10.26, 5.76]}

Find the

#### Explanation:

If you are given the equation of a straight line in standard form

To find the

To find the

Now you can plot the two intercepts on a grid and draw a line passing through both of them. graph{5x-2y = 10 [-6.06, 13.94, -8.06, 1.94]}