# How do you graph y= (1/2)x by plotting points?

Apr 30, 2017

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#### Explanation:

I would suggest you chose different values to those I have.

Set $x = 10$ thus $y = \frac{1}{2} \times 10 = 5$

Giving point 1 $\to {P}_{1} \to \left(x , y\right) = \left(10 , 5\right)$

Mark this point on the graph paper

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Set $x = - 10$ thus $y = \frac{1}{2} \times \left(- 10\right) = - 5$

Giving point 2 $\to {P}_{2} \to \left(x , y\right) = \left(- 10 , - 5\right)$

Mark this point on the graph paper
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Using a rule draw a line through these two points. Extend the line to the edges of the graph paper area.