# How do you graph #3x-y=5# on a coordinate plane?

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Jun 22, 2018

#### Answer:

Refer to the explanation.

#### Explanation:

Graph:

This is the standard form for a linear equation:

You only need two points to graph a straight line; the x- and y-intercepts.

**X-intercept:** value of

Substitute

Divide both sides by

**Point: #(5/3,0)# or #(~~1.667,0)#**

**Y-intercept:** value of

Substitute

Multiply both sides by

**Point: #(0,-5)#**

Plot the two points and draw a straight line through them.

graph{3x-y=5 [-10, 10, -7.2, 2.8]}