Intermediate Algebra: Connecting Concepts through Application

Published by Brooks Cole
ISBN 10: 0-53449-636-9
ISBN 13: 978-0-53449-636-4

Chapter 1 - Linear Functions - 1.4 Intercepts and Graphing - 1.4 Exercises - Page 63: 36

Answer

The graph is shown with a slope of $-\frac{1}{5}$ and a y-intercept of 1. The graph should have a slope of $\frac{1}{5}$ and a y-intercept of -1. The correct graph is shown below:
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Work Step by Step

The equation $x-5y=5$ must be written in slope-intercept form: Get $y$ by itself by subtracting x from both sides of the equation to get $-5y=−x+5$ Divide -5 on both sides of the equation to get $y=$$\frac{1}{5}x-1$ The slope is $\frac{1}{5}$ and the y-intercept is -1. The graph is shown with a slope of $-\frac{1}{5}$ and a y-intercept of 1.
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