Precalculus (6th Edition) Blitzer

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ISBN 10: 0-13446-914-3
ISBN 13: 978-0-13446-914-0

Chapter 1 - Section 1.4 - Linear Functions and Slope - Exercise Set - Page 213: 43


slope - $\frac{3}{4}$ y-intercept = $-2$ Refer to the image below for the graph.

Work Step by Step

RECALL: The function $y=mx+b$ or $f(x) = mx+b$ has m = slope and b = y-intercept. Thus, the given function has: slope = $\frac{3}{4}$ y-intercept = $-2$ To graph this function, perform the following steps: (1) Plot the y-intercept point $(0, -2)$. (2) From the y-intercept, move 3 units up (the rise) and 4 units to the right (the run). These movements lead to the point $(4, 1)$. (2) Connect the two points together using a line to complete the graph. (refer to the attached image in the answer part for the graph)
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