# SOLUTION: Which is the graph of 3x-5y=8

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 Question 243245: Which is the graph of 3x-5y=8Answer by oberobic(2304)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!Solve the equation to set y = something. Remember the fundamental linear equation is y = mx + b. ... Start with the initial equation: 3x - 5y = 8 Subtract 3x from both sides: -5y = 8 - 3x = -3x + 8 Divide both sides by -5 y = -3x/-5 + 8/-5 Which looks like the following when formatted: Now you just graph it: ... We can check our graph by visually inspecting it. It slopes up to the right, so the slope is positive. Our 'm' term (the slope) is 3/5, which is right. The y-intercept is -8/5 = -1.6, which is right. The x-intercept is the value of x that makes y=0, which is right, too.