# How do you graph  y=x+2?

Mar 13, 2016

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#### Explanation:

Consider first $y = x$

This means that whatever value you give to x ands up being the value of $y$.

$x$ is positive so as you move from left to right the graph line goes upwards. Consequently for every 1 along the line has gone up 1 as well.

Now think about the $+ 2$

This has the effect of lifting the graph up by the value of 2.

Build a table of values. Plot the points and draw the line.

So we end up with: