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Your equation is already in the "slope-intercept" form of y = mx+b
where the slope,
and the y-intercept is
Now this is a linear equation, which means it will graph into a straight line, and you need only two points to define a straight line.
To get those two points, you first set x = 0 and solve the equation for y, then you set y = 0 and solve the equation for x, like this...
Set x = 0 and solve for y.
So the first point is (0, -1)
Set y = 0 and solve for x.
Add 1 to both sides.
Now multiply both sides by the multiplicative inverse of
and this is
The second point is (7/8, 0)
Now plot these two points on your coordinate graph paper and joint the point with a straight.