# How do you graph #y + 4 = -2x# by plotting points?

##### 1 Answer

With functions that have a degree of

In this case, the intercepts are:

#### Explanation:

So, the best way to graph this relation is to find the intercepts and connect them with a straight line.

I know this is a linear equation because the highest degree is

Anyways, let's first make an equation for the variables.

We'll start with

#y+4=-2x#

#(y+4)/-2=x#

Now let's find the

#(y+4)/-2=x#

#(0+4)/-2=x#

#4/-2=x#

#-2=x#

Thus, the

Now let's make an equation for the

#y+4=-2x#

#y=-2x-4#

Now let's find the

#y=-2x-4#

#y=-2(0)-4#

#y=-4#

Thus, the

All we have to do is connect them with a straight line and we have our graph.

graph{y+4=-2x [-10, 10, -5, 5]}

Hope this helps :)