# How do you graph the function y=-2x-3?

May 25, 2017

It's important to plot a couple of points first. That is, select reasonable $x$ values for inputs and calculate the corresponding $y$ values. Putting them in a table like this makes it easier to draw the graph.
Next, plug these points $x$-values (moving left or right along the horizontal axis) and $y$-values (moving up or down along the vertical axis). Here is what you get.