## Elementary and Intermediate Algebra: Concepts & Applications (6th Edition)

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# Chapter 3 - Introduction to Graphing - 3.2 Graphing Linear Equations - 3.2 Exercise Set - Page 170: 16

#### Answer

Both ordered pairs satisfy the given equation (refer to the step-by-step part below). $(2, 0)$ is also a solution of the equation.

#### Work Step by Step

An ordered pair (or point) is a solution to a given linear equation if its x and y values satisfy the equation. Substitute the x and y values of each ordered pair into the given equation. For $(6, 2)$: $y=\frac{1}{2}x-1 \\2=\frac{1}{2}(6)-1 \\2=3-1 \\2=2$ For $(0, -1)$: $y=\frac{1}{2}x-1 \\-1=\frac{1}{2}(0)-1 \\-1=0-1 \\-1=-1$ Both ordered pairs satisfy the equation, so they are both solutions of the given equation. Plot both points on the same coordinate plane, then connect them using a straight line (refer to the attached graph below). Any other point on the line is a solution of the given equation. Note that the line contains the point $(2, 0)$ so it is also a solution of the equation. After you claim an answer you’ll have 24 hours to send in a draft. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.