# Graphing Linear Equations in Standard Form

- Author:
- garienj

- Topic:
- Equations, Linear Equations

## Graph the line -2x + 3y = -6

We can find the x and the y intercepts of the line by the following:

- First, let
. This can be done by writing it out, but it is easier to just cover up the x-term with your finger as if it isn't even there. Divide both sides by 3 to get . Plot the point on the y-axis. Click on and plot the point. - Next, let
. Once again, it is easier to just cover up the y-term with your finger. Divide both sides by -2 to get . Plot the point on the x-axis. - Now, click on the icon in the menu to create a line the goes through both points.

## Find the slope of -2x + 3y = -6

Now that the line has been graphed, let's find the slope of the line.

- Using the formula,
, plug in the coordinates of the two points. - On the menu, click on the icon and then arrow down to the icon Slope. Click on the line. The slope will be displayed as a decimal rounded to two decimal places.