## Intermediate Algebra (12th Edition)

$\bf{\text{Solution Outline:}}$ To graph the line with the given characteristics: \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} y\text{-intercept: } (0,-4) \\ m=-\dfrac{3}{2} .\end{array} start with the given point. Then use the slope as $rise$ over $run$ to get a second point. $\bf{\text{Solution Details:}}$ Using the concept of slope as $rise$ over $run$, a slope of $-\dfrac{3}{2}=\dfrac{-3}{2}$ means that from the given point, $(0,-4) ,$ move $3$ units down and $2$ units to the right to get the next point. Hence, the second point is \begin{array}{l}\require{cancel} (2,-7) .\end{array} Connect these points to get the graph of the line.