In order to graph a linear equation we work in 3 steps:
First we solve the equation for y.
Second we make a table for our x- and y-values. From the x
values we determine our y-values.
Last we graph our matching x- and y-values and draw a line.
We are going to graph the equation -4x+2y=2.
First we solve the equation for y:
Second we create our table:
In the table above we have used our values for x to determine our
matching values for y by exchanging the x in the equation for our
As a last step we graph our points in the coordinate plane and
connect them with a straight line.
Videolesson: Graph the equation: y+2x=1