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

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ISBN 10: 0-32184-874-8
ISBN 13: 978-0-32184-874-1

Chapter 3 - Introduction to Graphing - 3.6 Slope-Intercept Form - 3.6 Exercise Set: 86

Answer

I would prefer to graph an equation of the form $y=mx+b$ because it is easier and I can graph faster. (Refer to the explanation below for more details.)

Work Step by Step

I would prefer to graph an equation of the form $y=mx+b$ because it is easier to do than graphing an equation of the form $Ax+By=C$. All I have to do is plot the y-intercept, use the slope (rise over run) to plot one or two more points, then connect the points using a line. This is easier and faster than graphing an equation of the form $Ax+By=C$, which requires solving for the x and y-intercepts.
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