# How do you graph using the intercepts for #5x-y=3#?

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Nov 8, 2015

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#### Explanation:

The x-intercept of a graph is where it intersects the x-axis, that is, where

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Thus the equation has the x-intercept

The y-intercept of a graph is where it intersects the y-axis, that is, where

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Thus the equation has the y-intercept

As the equation is linear, only two points are needed in order to graph it. So, plot the intercepts found, and draw a line through them to create the graph:

graph{y = 5x-3 [-8.22, 8.24, -5.11, 3.12]}