# How do you graph the line #y = 1/3x -2#?

##### 1 Answer

May 12, 2017

#### Explanation:

#"The equation of a line in "color(blue)"slope-intercept form"# is.

#• y=mx+b" where m represents the slope and"#

#color(white)(xxxx)"b, the y-intercept."#

#y=1/3x-2" is in this form."#

#rArr"slope " =1/3" and y-intercept" =-2#

#"plot the point " (0,-2)#

#"using the slope, from -2 go up 1, across 3 to the right and"#

#"mark the point, that is (3,-1). Repeat for another point."#

#"and draw a straight line through the points"#

graph{1/3x-2 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}