# Graphing an Equation using Intercepts

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Errors in this video:

At about the 0:15 mark, the teacher says we're gonna find out where this graph crosses the x-intercept and where it crosses the y-intercept; he should have said x-axis and y-axis.

Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, we learn how to graph an equation using the x and y intercepts. By finding where the graph crosses the x and y axes, we can plot our line accurately. To find the x-intercept, we set y to zero and solve for x, while for the y-intercept, we set x to zero and solve for y. By connecting the two points, we can create a straight line that represents our equation.

Lesson Description:

Graphing an equation in standard form using the x and y intercepts

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