# SOLUTION: can't figure out how to graph y=1/2x -1. I am in 7th grade and really stuck. Thanks

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 Question 287540: can't figure out how to graph y=1/2x -1. I am in 7th grade and really stuck. ThanksAnswer by jim_thompson5910(29613)   (Show Source): You can put this solution on YOUR website! 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