Intermediate Algebra for College Students (7th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13417-894-7
ISBN 13: 978-0-13417-894-3

Chapter 2 - Section 2.4 - Linear Functions and Slope - Exercise Set - Page 152: 36


slope = $-\frac{2}{5}$ y-intercept = $6$ Refer to the image below for the graph.

Work Step by Step

RECALL: The slope-intercept form of a line's equation is $y=mx+b$, where $m$=slope and $b$=the y-intercept. The given equation is in slope-intercept form with $m=-\frac{2}{5}$ and $b=6$. Thus, the equation has: slope = $-\frac{2}{5}$ y-intercept = $6$ To graph this equation, perform the following steps: (1) Create a table of values by assigning different values to $x$ and then solving for the corresponding value of y for each one. (Refer to the attached image below for the table.) (2) Plot each ordered pair, and then connect the points using a straight-edge. (Refer to the attached image in the answer part above for the graph.)
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