# How do you graph the linear function f(x)=-1/2x+3?

Jul 7, 2017

$x$-int $= \left(6 , 0\right)$

$y$-int $= \left(0 , 3\right)$

See graph in explanation

#### Explanation:

$f \left(x\right) = - \frac{1}{2} x + 3$

For the $x$-int, make $y = 0$

$- \frac{1}{2} x + 3 = 0$

$- \frac{1}{2} x = - 3$

$x = 6$

For the $y$-int, make $x = 0$

$y = 3$

The intercepts are $\left(6 , 0\right)$ and $\left(0 , 3\right)$.

graph{-0.5x+3 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}

This is a good example to use for graph scaling

-Fish