# How do you graph y=-3/5x+1?

This equation gives us the y-intercept and the slope. In order to graph a line, you need at least two points. This one gives us one, which is the y-intercept. Graph your first point at $\left(0 , 1\right)$. Then, in order to get the second point, we need to use the slope. Remember: slope = rise over run. In other words, the "rise" is -3, so we will go DOWN 3, and the "run" is 5, so we will go ACROSS (to the right) 5. This gives you your next point, $\left(- 2 , 5\right)$