Graphing Lines using Intercepts - Concept

Concept Concept (1)

We use many different techniques to graph lines, but one of the most efficient and straightforward, when given the equation of the line, is graphing lines using intercepts. If we are not given a table of values, the easiest two points to find are usually the x- and y-intercepts. Graphing lines using intercepts is not the only method, we can also graph using the slope and the y-intercept.

Sample Sample Problems (5)

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Graphing Lines using Intercepts - Problem 1

Use intercepts to graph:

-2x + 4y = 8
Problem 1
How to graph a line in standard form using intercepts.
Graphing Lines using Intercepts - Problem 2

Use intercepts to graph:

y = 3x − 4
Problem 2
How to graph a line in slope intercept form using intercepts.
Graphing Lines using Intercepts - Problem 3
Problem 3
Interpreting x and y intercepts in the context of linear word problems
Graphing Lines using Intercepts - Problem 4
Problem 4
How to set up and scale axes when drawing a graph of a word problem
Graphing Lines using Intercepts - Problem 5
Problem 5
Using the x and y intercepts as two key points to connect in order to draw the graph of a line