# How do you graph -3x-1=y using a table?

Jul 10, 2017

See Below.

#### Explanation:

Graphing "using a table" just means choose a few values for $x$ and compute $y$ to get some ordered pairs to graph.

It's good practice to choose a few negative values, a few positive values and zero for $x$.

$x = - 3$,$y = 8$,(-3,8)

$x = - 2$,$y = 5$,(-2,5)

$x = - 1$,$y = 2$,(-1,2)

$x = 0$,$y = - 1$,(0,-1) This is the y-intercept.

$x = 1$,$y = - 4$,(1,-4)

$x = 2$,$y = - 7$,(2,-7)

$x = 3$,$y = - 10$,(3,10)#

Here's what the graph looks like after you've plotted the points above and connected them.

graph{-3x-1 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}