# How do you graph y+3=-1/3x?

Apr 21, 2017

The equation is the same as $y = - \frac{1}{3} x - 3$
Substitute any values for $x$ and you'll get a y-coordinate.
You need a minimum of two coordinates to draw a line.
Go for easy x-values like x=0 and x=3
So when x=0,
$y = - 3$
That's one coordinate (0, -3)
When x=3,
$y = - 1 - 3 = - 4$
Second coordinate (3, -4)
Plot the two coordinates on a graph paper with the x and y axis.
Grab a ruler and draw a line that goes through the two points.