# How do you graph y=1/2x-6?

Feb 5, 2015

$\frac{1}{2}$ is the slope, $- 6$ is the $y$-intercept.

For graphing a line you need two points.

Step 1: use the $y$-intercept, where $x = 0$,
now you have point $\left(0 , - 6\right)$

Step 2: Take any other $x$ and find the $y$, say $x = 10$
now you have point $\left(10 , - 1\right)$

Step 3: draw the line:
graph{0.5*x-6 [-16.02, 16.01, -8.01, 8.01]}