How do you graph the line #y = 3/5 x - 2#?

1 Answer
May 19, 2018

Answer:

Please see below.

Explanation:

Take the equation #y = 3/5 * x -2# and pick 2 values of x at random and plug them in to find the corresponding value of y. For example, I choose 0 and 5.

x = 0:
#y = 3/5 * 0 -2 = -2#

So this calculation gives you a point on the plot of the equation #y = 3/5 * x -2#
The point has coordinates (0,-2), put a dot at (0,-2).

If you need help placing the point (0,-2) on your graph, click this link.

x = 5:
#y = 3/5 * 5 -2 = 1#

So this calculation gives you a point on the plot of the equation #y = 3/5 * x -2#
The point has coordinates (5,1), put a dot at (5,1).

Because there are no exponents in the equation, the equation plots a straight line. Draw a line through your 2 dots.

I hope this helps,
Steve