# SOLUTION: Use slope intercept to graph the equation. I don't know what my points should be! y=8/7x-1

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 Question 184869: Use slope intercept to graph the equation. I don't know what my points should be! y=8/7x-1Answer by Earlsdon(6287)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website!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.