# How do you graph y-2=3(x+5)?

$y - 2 = 3 x + 15$
$y = 3 x + 17$
Now we have expressed the line in the standard form $y = a x + b$. To draw a line, you need to have two point which surely belong to the line, and then connect them. Let's choose two easy points: for $x = 0$ we have $y = 17$, so the point $\left(0 , 17\right)$ belongs to the line. If $x = - 5$, we have $y = - 15 + 17 = 2$, so the point $\left(- 5 , 2\right)$ also belongs to the line. Now, you just need to draw them on the plain and then connect them. Here's the graph: