# How do you graph #y=1/2x-5# by plotting points?

##### 1 Answer

Refer the explanation section.

#### Explanation:

The given function is linear. The curve will be a straight line.

Find two points. Plot them on a graph sheet. Join them with the help of a straight Line.

Given -

#y=1/2x-5#

Find the Y - intercept

At

For the other point we would normally find the X-intercept.

If we did that with this equation we would create a fraction. It may be little difficult to fix that point. So, instead, assign a value to

In our case we shall assign

At

#1/2x-5=1#

#1/2x=1+5=6#

#x=6 xx 2=12#

Plot the points

Join them with a straight line. You get the curve.