# How do you graph #5x+y=-5# using intercepts?

##### 1 Answer

A lot of explanation given. Normally the calculation would be much faster than this.

#### Explanation:

Although the order is different this is an equation of a strait line.

Just for the hell of it letsw manipulate it into standardised form.

Subtract

But

By changing

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Shortcut tips:

For add or subtract, move to the other side and reverse the sign action. Plus becomes minus and minus becomes plus.

For multiply or divide, move to the other side reverse the sign action. Divide becomes multiply and multiply becomes divide.

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The y-axis crosses the x-axis at

The x-axis crosses the y-axis at

To make the

Note that

Subtract 5 from both sides

Divide both sides by 5