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

May 12, 2017

$\text{see explanation}$

#### Explanation:

$\text{The equation of a line in "color(blue)"slope-intercept form}$ is.

• y=mx+b" where m represents the slope and"
$\textcolor{w h i t e}{\times \times} \text{b, the y-intercept.}$

$y = \frac{1}{3} x - 2 \text{ is in this form.}$

$\Rightarrow \text{slope " =1/3" and y-intercept} = - 2$

$\text{plot the point } \left(0 , - 2\right)$

$\text{using the slope, from -2 go up 1, across 3 to the right and}$
$\text{mark the point, that is (3,-1). Repeat for another point.}$
$\text{and draw a straight line through the points}$
graph{1/3x-2 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}