# SOLUTION: The instructions are: Use the point plotting method to graph the following equation and identify the slope. (This problem was made up by the instructor for homework.) -5x + 10

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 Question 202056: The instructions are: Use the point plotting method to graph the following equation and identify the slope. (This problem was made up by the instructor for homework.) -5x + 10y = 20 Thank you for your help.Answer by jim_thompson5910(28504)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! Start with the given equation. Add to both sides. Rearrange the terms. Divide both sides by to isolate y. Break up the fraction. Reduce. Looking at we can see that the equation is in slope-intercept form where the slope is and the y-intercept is Since this tells us that the y-intercept is .Remember the y-intercept is the point where the graph intersects with the y-axis So we have one point Now since the slope is comprised of the "rise" over the "run" this means Also, because the slope is , this means: which shows us that the rise is 1 and the run is 2. This means that to go from point to point, we can go up 1 and over 2 So starting at , go up 1 unit and to the right 2 units to get to the next point Now draw a line through these points to graph So this is the graph of through the points and