### 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 Problems (5)

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Use intercepts to graph:

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

Use intercepts to graph:

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