# How do you graph the equation y=2x+6?

Jan 15, 2017

Explanation below.

#### Explanation:

This is a line with slope $2$ and $y$-intercept $6$.

Since a straight line can be defined with as few as two points, you can do the following:

Plot the point $\left(0 , 6\right)$ first, since the point where the line intercepts the $y$ axis has $x = 0$.

Then, pick any value other than $0$ for $x$, find the corresponding $y$ value, then plot that point as well. For example,

for $x = 1$, $y = 2 + 6 = 8$. So the point is $\left(1 , 8\right)$

Connect both points, and extend the line in both directions.