# How do you graph y=x+7 by plotting points?

##### 1 Answer
Apr 10, 2018

The number in front of the $x$ is the gradient, in this case it is 1. The $+ 7$ is the y-axis intercept, so the line touches the y-axis at the coordinate $\left(0 , 7\right)$. So that's one point taken care of.

Plot at least two more points using the gradient (in this case 1).

Gradient = change in $y$/change in $x$

If the gradient = 1, that means that for every 1 you go in the y direction, you also go 1 in the x direction.

Using this, you can plot at least 2 more points, and then connect the points and extend the line.