Graphing an Equation using Intercepts

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Taught by mrbrianmclogan
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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, we learn how to graph an equation using the slope and y intercept. We start by transforming the equation into the slope intercept form, which is y equals mx plus b, where m represents the slope and b represents the y intercept. We find the y intercept by plotting the value of b on the y axis, and then we use the slope triangle to find another point on the line. By using this method, we can graph an equation more accurately and easily, especially when the intercepts are fractions.

Lesson Description:

Graphing an equation in standard form using slope and y intercept

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Questions answered by this video:
  • How do I get a linear equation from standard form to slope-intercept form?
  • How do I graph a line when I have the slope and y intercept
  • How do I put 5x+2y=8 into slope-intercept form?
  • How do I put 5x+2y=8 into y=mx+b form?
  • How do I graph 5x+2y=8?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 3.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson shows how to get a linear equation that is in standard form into slope-intercept form. It then shows how to graph the line.