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Graphing and Equations of Lines

Find the slope and y-intercept of the line represented by each of the following equations.

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Find the slope and y-intercept of the line represented by each of the following equations.

12.
Or 3Y = 2X - 6
Or Y = (2/3) X - 2
Slope = 2/3
y-intercept = -2

Write the equation of the line with given slope and y-intercept. Then graph each line using the slope and y-intercept.

16. Slope: -2; y-intercept: (0, 4)
y = -2x + 4
At x = 1, y = 2
At x = 0, y = 4

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-x -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +x
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18. Slope: 5; y-intercept: (0, -2). y = 5x - 2
At x = 0, y = -2
At y = 0, x = 0.4

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20. Slope: y-intercept: (0, 8). y = -(3/4)x + 8
At x = 0, y = 8
At y = 0, x = 32/3 = 10.67

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In exercises 25 to 32, match the graph with one of the following equations.

(a) y= 2x (b) y= x + 1 (c) y= -x + 3 (d) y = 2x + 1
(e) y=-3x - 2 (f ) y= + 1 (g) y=- (h) y = -4x
26. Since the line cuts the y-axis below the origin, the y-intercept will be negative. There is only one option with a negative y-intercept, which is (e)

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-x -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +x
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28. In exercises 25 to 32, match the graph with one of the following equations.

(a) y= 2x (b) y= x + 1 (c) y= -x + 3 (d) y = 2x + 1
(e) y=-3x - 2 (f ) y= + 1 (g) y=- (h) y = -4x
Since the line cuts the y-axis below the origin, the y-intercept will be negative. There is only one option with a negative y-intercept, which is (e)

+y
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-x -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +x
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In exercises 25 to 32, match the graph with one of the following equations.

(a) y= 2x (b) y= x + 1 (c) y= -x + 3 (d) y = 2x + 1
(e) y=-3x - 2 (f ) y= + 1 (g) y=- (h) y = -4x

30. b is the correct answer because the line cuts the y-axis at 1 (y-intercept = 1) and the slope is about 450 (m = 1)

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-x -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +x
-1
-2
-3
-4
-5
-6
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-8
-9
-y

In exercises 25 to 32, match the graph with one of the following equations.

(a) y= 2x (b) y= x + 1 (c) y= -x + 3 (d) y = 2x + 1
(e) y=-3x - 2 (f ) y= + 1 (g) y=- (h) y = -4x

32. a is the correct answer because the line passes through the origin (so the y-intercept is zero) and the slope is positive and more than 1.

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-x -9 -8 -7 -6 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 +x
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