# How do you graph using the intercepts for -2x+y=1?

##### 1 Answer
Apr 15, 2018

$\text{x-intercept " = -1/2, " y-intercept } = 1$

#### Explanation:

$- 2 x + y = 1$

When y = 0, $- 2 x = 1 \text{ or x-intercept } = - \frac{1}{2}$

Similarly, when x = 0, $y = 1 \text{ or y-intercept } = 1$

Now we can plot two points $\left({x}_{1} , {y}_{1}\right) = \left(- \frac{1}{2} , 0\right) , \left({x}_{2} , {y}_{2}\right) = \left(0 , 1\right)$ on a graph sheet to get the the line.

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