Graphing 17 - Summary of 3 methods

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In the 17th video of the series, the three methods for graphing lines are summarized. The first method is plotting points by making a table of order pairs, the second method is using the intercept method, and the third method is using the slope intercept method. The method used depends on the specific problem, and it is suggested to use the x and y intercepts when both the x term and the y term are on the left-hand side of the equation. The lesson concludes with examples of problems solved using each method.

Lesson Description:

This is a summary of the 3 methods for graphing lines. This is part 17 of a series of videos about graphing lines.

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Questions answered by this video:
  • What are some different methods for graphing lines?
  • How can you graph a line by plotting points and making a table of values, finding and graphing with intercepts, or using the slope-intercept method?
  • How do you know which method to use to graph the equation of a line?
  • How do you graph the equation y = 3x - 1 by making a table and plotting points and by using the slope-intercept method?
  • Which method of graphing is easiest for graphing 2x + 5y = 10?
  • How can you graph the equation of the line 2x + 5y = 10 using intercepts?
  • How do you solve an equation in standard form for y and graph it using slope-intercept form?
  • Which method is best to use to graph the equation 4x - 5y = 15?
  • How can you change an equation in standard form into slope-intercept form by solving for y?
  • How do you graph the equation 4x - 5y = 15 by finding intercepts?
  • How can you graph the equation y = 4/5x - 3 using the slope-intercept method?
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    This lesson is a summary of the three methods covered in this series for graphing equations of lines. You will learn how to decide which method is easiest to use to graph the equation. Many lines are graphed with all steps explained in this video.