# How do you graph #y=1/2x-1#?

##### 1 Answer

Refer to the explanation.

#### Explanation:

Given:

Find the y-intercept by substituting

The y-intercept is

The slope

You can also find a lower point by moving down one space from the y-intercept and to the left two. This will be point

You can keep adding points moving up one and down two to the right from each positive point and moving down one and two to the left from each negative point.

However, you only need two points to graph a straight line. Draw a straight line through the points.

graph{y=1/2x-1 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}