Graphing a Line with Intercepts

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Taught by mrbrianmclogan
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Errors in this video:

At about the 0:37 mark, the teacher says the value on my y-intercept is gonna be 0; he should have said y-axis instead of y-intercept.

At about the 2:02 mark, the teacher writes y=-11.5; he should have written y=-10.5. Because of this, he draws the line incorrectly. The line should go through the point (0,-10.5) instead of (0,-11.5).

Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, students learn how to graph a line using x and y intercepts. The x intercept is where the line crosses the x-axis, while the y intercept is where the line crosses the y-axis. To find the intercepts, students need to plug in either zero for x or y and solve the equation. Once they have found both intercepts, they can connect the two points to graph the line.

Lesson Description:

Finding the x and y intercept and then graph

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What does x-intercept mean?
  • What does y-intercept mean?
  • How do I find the x-intercept from an equation?
  • How do I find the y-intercept from an equation?
  • How do I graph a line when I know the x-intercept and y-intercept of it?
  • What is the x-intercept of -4y+6x=42?
  • What is the y-intercept of -4y+6x=42?
  • How do I graph -4y+6x=42?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson explains what x and y-intercepts are, and it shows how to find them when you are given the equation of a line. Then, it shows how to graph the line once you know what the intercepts are.