Graphing 8 - graphing with intercepts and tables

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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, we learn the x and y intercept method of graphing lines, as well as the T chart method. The x and y intercept method works for most lines, but not if it goes to the origin or if it's a vertical or horizontal line. The T chart method is easier to use when the equation is solved for y. The key takeaway is to choose the method that is easiest for the particular equation, and that may involve using a combination of the two methods.

Lesson Description:

Shows more examples of how to graph lines by making a table or chart of ordered pairs, or using the x and y intercept method. It also shows how to decide which method is easiest for a given equation. This is part 8 of a series of videos about graphing lines.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do you graph lines using a T-chart or using x- and y-intercepts?
  • How do you find the x-intercept and y-intercept of 5x - 3y = 15?
  • How do you graph the line 5x - 3y = 15 in standard form by finding intercepts?
  • How do you graph a line in standard form using a T-chart or table?
  • How do you know which values to pick to make a table for an equation if the equation has fractions?
  • How do you make a table to graph the equation y = 5/3x - 5?
  • How do you graph the equation 3x + 2y = 0 using intercepts?
  • How do you graph an equation for a line if both intercepts are (0, 0)?
  • Which method of graphing is easier for different equations?
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    This lesson goes through several more examples of graphing lines using both the chart method and the intercept method. These practice problems help solidify these two methods of graphing and showing all steps involved in both methods.