# How do you graph y=2x+1 using intercepts?

##### 1 Answer
Aug 24, 2017

The intercepts of the graph will be (0, ?) and (?,0).

#### Explanation:

First, let y = 0 and solve for x: $0 = 2 x + 1$ so $- 1 = 2 x$
therefore $- \frac{1}{2} = x$. Your x-intercept is ($- \frac{1}{2} , 0$).

Find the y-intercept by substituting x = 0: $y = 2 \cdot 0 + 1$
so y = 1. Your y-intercept will be (0,1).

Plot these points and make your graph: (see below)