How do you graph #y=x-2#?

1 Answer
Apr 3, 2017

Answer:

#m = 1 = 1/1# and #y#-intercept: #(0, -2)#

Explanation:

From the #y#-intercept form of the line #y = mx + b# you can find the slope #m# and the #y#-intercept.

#m = 1/1# and #y#-intercept: #(0, -2)#

Plot the #y#-intercept point #(0, -2)# where #x = 0, y = -2#

From this point, use your slope to move up #1# in the positive #y# direction and #1# in the positive #x# direction and place a point.

Draw a line that passes through both points. Make sure to put arrowheads on the ends of the line to show it continues forever.

graph{x-2 [-10, 10, -5, 5]}