## Algebra 1

Equation: y=4x-5 The general form of a linear equation is y=mx+b where m is the slope and b is the y-intercept. In the equation above the y-intercept, b, is -5 so start by plotting the point (0,-5). In the equation above the slope, m, is 4 and since slope= $\frac{rise}{run}$ you go up 4 units and to the right one unit from each point starting from the y-intercept to get the final graph.