# How do you graph the equation #y+x=-5# by plotting points?

##### 1 Answer

May 30, 2018

Refer to the explanation.

#### Explanation:

Graph:

Rearrange to standard form:

We only need two points to graph a linear equation. With the standard form, we can easily determine the x- and y-intercepts, and then plot them.

**X-intercept:** value of

Substitute

The x-intercept is

**Y-intercept:** value of

Substitute

The y-intercept is

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

graph{x+y=-5 [-10, 10, -7.6, 2.4]}