# How do you graph y=-x-4 using a table?

Jan 13, 2017

See the explanation.

#### Explanation:

$y = - x - 4$ is in the slope-intercept form for a linear equation, $y = m x + b$, where $m$ is the slope and $b$ is the y-intercept. In the given equation, $m = - 1$ and $b = - 4$.

To make a table to graph, give various values to $x$ and solve for $y$.

Ordered Pairs
$x \textcolor{w h i t e}{\ldots \ldots . .} y$
$4 \textcolor{w h i t e}{\ldots .} - 8$
$2 \textcolor{w h i t e}{\ldots .} - 6$
$0 \textcolor{w h i t e}{\ldots .} - 4$
$- 2 \textcolor{w h i t e}{.} - 2$
$- 4 \textcolor{w h i t e}{\ldots . .} 0$

Plot each ordered pair and draw a straight line through the points.

graph{y=-x-4 [-14.24, 14.23, -7.12, 7.12]}