# How do you graph #2x+4y=-4# using intercepts?

##### 1 Answer

Aug 20, 2017

Start by re-writing it as y = some function of x

#### Explanation:

like so:

...subract 2x from both sides:

...divide both sides by 4:

Now, the y intercept is the value of y where x = 0 -

For the x intercept, set y = 0 and solve for x:

so now you have your x & y intercepts. On your graph, plot points (-2, 0) and (0,-1)

And draw your line extending through these points.

graph{y = (-x/2)-1 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}